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good morning. growing alarm. government scientists step up their investigation of the mers virus after it spread from person to person here in the u.s. for the very first time. her turn. ousted "new york times" editor jill abramson makes her first public comments today after her abrupt firing, while her former boss takes a new shot at her, denying that move was motivated by sexism. boneheaded decision. what the man who spurred nationwide outrage for kicking his own son down a skateboard ramp is now saying in an exclusive interview. >> it was an effort to help him, but it didn't come across that way. >> what that split-second decision cost his family.
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and staging a comeback. the late michael jackson singing, dancing, and moon walking at the billboard music awards, an appearance that some call cool, others call creepy. today, monday, may 19th, 2014. >> from nbc news, this is "today," with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. >> good morning, everyone. nice to have you along on a monday morning. we've got willie in for matt. all right, show of hands. who thought it was cool, who thought it was creepy. >> i thought cool. >> i thought it was cool. >> a little helping of creepy. >> a pinch of very emotional. >> whether you thought it was cool or creepy, you at least have to marvel at that technology. the technology is just incredible. it brought him to life for four or five minutes on that stage. >> and marvel at his timelessness.
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his music and his moves still so relevant today. we have a top story to get to, this new concern over the mers virus after a third infection is discovered here in the u.s. nbc's tom costello has got the story from washington this morning. tom, good morning. >> hi, savannah, good morning. investigators are looking closely at anyone who may have come in contact with the two men who became ill after traveling to saudi arabia, and now a third man, who has shown he has the antibodies for the virus after meeting one of the infected men. health investigators believe it was several business handshakes over two days that spread the mers virus from one person to another here in the u.s. an illinois man became infected after shaking hands with a health care worker from indiana, who had just returned from saudi arabia. the indiana man was later hospitalized with the first known case of the virus in the u.s. but the illinois man's illness is not severe. >> we know this person has antibodies for mers, which means he was infected, does not mean he's infectious.
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that's the fine line. that's the difference. >> the man reported mild cold-like symptoms, but he's no longer sick. he's been asked to isolate himself from others for now. still, the mers virus is especially concerning to health experts who watched it spread from saudi arabia through the middle east, and on to include 18 countries. worldwide, 572 confirmed cases, 173 people have died. 30% of the known cases. now it's turned up in the u.s. >> right now we know that it could be transmitted inefficiently from person to person, because health care workers in the hospital and people in close contact with patients have been infected. >> at a dozen airports nationwide, health notices now warn fliers to be aware of other passengers who might be sick. the most common symptoms that show up after 14 days, a fever, a cough, severe respiratory illness that can include shortness of breath. u.s. experts are urging caution,
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but not overreaction. >> it's not something that one should be overly concerned about, but you have to stay tuned because you have to follow it because it might be a moving target. >> and tom, it's interesting that some of these patients apparently have no symptoms, but they're carrying the antibodies, which raises the question of whether there may be people who are walking around with these antibodies not even knowing it. >> yeah, it's a very real possibility. about 20% of the patients are asymptomatic or symptoms are so mild, or they didn't realize they had the virus, so the number of cases may start to rise. experts do not believe the virus is highly contagious. most of those who have been ill have been in the middle east, family members and health care workers as well. >> tom costello with the latest from washington. thank you. natalie is here with some breaking news. a first, natalie, from the u.s. department of justice. >> that's right and good morning guys. an unprecedented slap on the wrist from the justice department this morning. the u.s. is accusing some chinese government officials of cyber spying on american companies. nbc news justice correspondent
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pete williams is in washington this morning with the details. pete, good morning. >> good morning. a u.s. official says the justice department has filed criminal charges against specific chinese government officials, accusing them of stealing american trade secrets through cyber espionage. this is the first time that the u.s. has brought cyber espionage charges against a state actor. details of the charges are to be announced later today by the attorney general eric holder, but an official familiar with the case says the charges will accuse chinese government employees of using military and intelligence facilities to commit cyber espionage against u.s. companies. the obama administration has long considered china the most aggressive nation in getting industrial secrets through spying. in a 2011 report, the national counterintelligence executive called the chinese the world's most active and persistent perpetrators of economic espionage. the names of the targeted companies involved with these new charges could not immediately be determined, but they were said to be in the energy and manufacturing sectors.
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natalie? >> all right, pete williams in washington. thanks so much, pete. we go now to northern nigeria where a suicide bomb blast in the city of kano has killed four people. the area has been targeted by boko haram militants in the past, the group responsible for the kidnappings of more than 200 girls last month. it is a case, of course, that shocked the world and one that nbc's stephanie gosk has been following for us. stephanie is in cameroon with the very latest. stephanie, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, natalie. we are in cameroon's far north, about 20 miles from the nigerian border. they are looking for the schoolgirls here, too, and dealing with the fallout from a deadly insurgency. truck after truck, over 370 refugees showed up in this camp in cameroon in a single day. since the schoolgirls were kidnapped, the violence in nigeria is getting worse. just over a week ago, boko haram gunman attacked sentiki's village. the 14-year-old tells us she escaped out her bedroom window but was split from her family as
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she ran for her life. an aid worker spotted her when she arrived. she was alone? >> yes, absolutely. >> ali understood because he ran from boko haram, too. >> they killed one of your brothers? >> yes. >> reporter: cameroon is only a relatively safe haven. boko haram crosses the border easily here. they re-group, re-arm and sometimes attack. the government has increased the number of troops. these special forces have been getting intense training for a couple of years now, and they say that there are a half a dozen u.s. military personnel in a nearby city that have been training them in things like urban warfare and close quarter combat. all skills they will need to fight an enemy both violent and elusive. the theory that the girls were taken over the border, we were up on the border here in cameroon, and i can tell you there are places where you literally can cross, no border guards, no passport needed. natalie? >> stephanie gosk in cameroon, thank you, stephanie. another megamerger is in the
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works that could change the future of television. at&t has agreed to buy directv for $48.5 billion. the move would give at&t a bigger subscriber base and it would give it a fighting chance against comcast and time warner cable, which agreed to join forces in february. the at&t deal is subject to government review. and finally, an underwater face-off between a diver and a great white shark in florida. take a look at this incredible video. jimmy roseman was diving in the water 90 feet deep off the atlantic coast when that great white started moving in on him. roseman said the great white looks like it's far away in the video, but actually was about six to seven feet away from him. the gopro camera on the diver's helmet capturing the tense encounter. as the shark continues to circle right back toward him, roseman finally poked the shark with a spear gun. the great white did eventually swim off, and unharmed. >> so objects in the water may be closer than they appear.
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and that thing was frighteningly large. >> don't play music while you're under water. it attracts. >> the "jaws" theme in particular. not a good choice. >> it goes on for like two and a half minutes. >> we'll catch the weather in a moment, but first the controversy surrounding the firing of "new york times" executive editor jill abramson. it is heating up. she gives the addressment address at the wake forest commencement this weekend. the paper's publisher released a scathing statement over the weekend explaining why she was ousted and denying it was motivated by sexism. it's the first time she's speaking publicly since she was fired last week. nbc's rehema ellis is in winston-salem, north carolina with us this morning. >> reporter: this is the first time we'll hear from jill abramson after her public dispute with the "times." you can be sure the graduates we're at wake forest weren't the only ones paying attention to
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her speech. >> very early last thursday, my sister called me. i know dad would be as proud of you today as the day you became executive editor of "the new york times." it meant more to our father to see us deal with the setback and try to bounce back than to watch how we handled our successes. show what you are made of, he would say. >> reporter: at the first female executive editor of "the new york times," jill abramson was a media star. but she was abruptly fired last week after less than three years in the position. soon afterwards, her daughter posted this picture on instagram of her 60-year-old mom looking ready to fight with the #pushy. stories allege abramson was let go because she raised concerns about whether she was paid as much as her male predecessors. responding to a growing controversy, publisher arthur sulzberger released a statement over the weekend, detailing the reasons for abramson's firing
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and disputing any notion it was over her pay package. sulzberger said, abramson's management of the newsroom was simply not working out. "i heard repeatedly from her newsroom colleagues, women and men, about a series of issues, including arbitrary decision-making, a failure to consult and bring colleagues with her, inadequate communication and the public mistreatment of colleagues." her firing sparked a heated debate about whether women are held to a different standard than men. this story is far from over. whatever the truth is, jill abramson's firing has reignited a conversation all across the country about the role of women leadership in the workplace. willie. >> rehema ellis, thank you so much. kate brightman is the former editor of "new yorker" magazine.
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it's good to have you here. is this a story about gender or about her management? >> i think it is both. we are not judged on how we do with sales, but how we deal with people. women are held to a different standard. guys are being no nonsense. women are brought. we are held to a different standard. >> you use the term brusque. the words used to describe jill are pushy and mercurial. some women feel those are words that describe qualities that if they were found in men wouldn't have those pejorative terms applied to them. >> it's the absolute truth. if you think about some of the editors, executive editors of
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you have to be aware of dissension. that can bite you in the butt. >> why has this story taken a life of its own? it is a larger story. what is it about this case? >> i think women know on a viceral level, we know this goes on. it is an underground thing. it is hard to put your finger on it. >> some suggest she was underpaid. the teams fought back saying she made 10% more than her predecessor. i know you worked for "the times," but what was it like for you moving up the chain to go in and ask for a raise? >> i brought my accountant in with me. i got so much more. women have to learn. you have to ask. you have to ask at the front end.
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she tried to ask at the back end. that is like returning the pants after you wore them. >> what lessons, kate, do you hope people take out of the story? >> i think the first thing to know it happens. let's not pretend it doesn't. we are judged differently in many situations. you have to listen and pay attention. you have to have allies and be sure people working for you have your back and you know if they are uncomfortable. >> kate white, we appreciate your perspective. you have been from. savannah. a graduation ceremony in connecticut had to be put on hold temporarily sunday while police dealt with several bomb threats, and you will never guess where investigators say those threats were coming from. audrey washington from wvit, our nbc station in connecticut, is outside quinnipiac university. audrey, good morning. >> reporter: yes, good morning to you. that college graduation ceremony was postponed on sunday after the university received multiple bomb threats. now this morning, a woman is in police custody after confessing
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to making those calls, and just why she did it may surprise you. it's a graduation ceremony quinnipiac students and their families won't soon forget. >> we were all pretty much lined up ready to go and we started hearing that there was going to be some sort of delay. >> reporter: just 20 minutes before students lined up to receive their degrees, local police say someone called in a bomb threat. >> the threats were made against the university. one building was specifically referenced. >> reporter: according to police, a woman called claiming there was a bomb in the library. 15 minutes later, a second call, saying, "several bombs are on campus. you haven't cleared out graduation. that's not a good idea." over 425 students and their guests were relocated as a precaution. >> the world we live in, i guess today, and fortunately we have good people that keep us safe. >> reporter: officials were able to trace the phone number back to 22-year-old danielle shea, a former quinnipiac student. police found her at the ceremony
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dressed in a cap and gown. shea confessed to the calls, telling police she lied to her family about attending the school this year. she hoped the threats would force the school to cancel the ceremony so she wouldn't have to explain why she didn't get a diploma. for those who did, the ceremony went on without a hitch. >> overall, the school handled it really well and they got us up there and got the graduation going, so we were all happy once we finally started the ceremony. >> reporter: and according to police, shea is charged with threatening in the first degree and falsely reporting an incident. she's currently being held on $20,000 bond and is set to appear in court later on this month. and i guess the moral of the story here is kids, stay in school. that's the very latest. i'm audrey washington reporting here from quinnipiac university. i'll send it back over to you, willie and savannah. >> that is just a wild story. i'm glad everybody got their diploma at the end of the day. audrey washington up in connecticut for us.
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thanks, audrey. now we move to a controversy in horse racing. it's threatening california chrome's historic quest for the triple crown. as you know, the colt won the preakness on saturday, two weeks after winning the kentucky derby. but now his trainer is raising the possibility that the horse may not run in the triple crown's final leg. nbc's craig melvin is here to explain that. craig, good morning. >> savannah, good morning to you. here's what's causing this controversy. it's called a flare strip. they're like breathe right strips for horses. california chrome has won the last six races wearing one of these things. but thoroughbred horse racing officials in new york where the belmont is held do not allow them. >> california chrome has won the preakness! >> california chrome, the crowd favorite saturday, thundered to victory at preakness stakes, snagging the second jewel in horseracing's coveted triple crown. no thoroughbred has won the kentucky derby, preakness, and belmont stakes since affirmed in
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1978. >> affirmed coming to the wire! >> but while chrome went to sleep a champion, he woke up to controversy. turns out the breathing strip the horse wore in the last six races he's won is forbidden by the new york state gaming commission. now his trainer art sherman says all bets may be off. "i don't know why they would ban you from wearing one," he said. "he might not run if they say you can't run with a nasal strip." the makers of the strips say they don't help much anyway. >> all the strips do is put a little force to hold that open and reduces the resistance. they get the same amount of air with less work. >> chrome's team formally asked for permission to wear the strips. officials are reportedly considering a rule change. the controversy threatens to ruin what many hoped would be a happy ending to a rags to riches story. steve coburn and his partner spent $8,000 on the mare that produced chrome. chump change in the world of horseracing.
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>> when i saw this colt, when i saw this baby when he was a day old, i told my wife, i said carolyn, this horse is going to do something big. >> the issue of nasal strips came up again back in 2012. i'll have another also won the first two legs of the triple crown, but before new york officials could decide on whether that horse would be allowed to wear one of these, the horse was pulled because of an injury. a decision on chrome's future is expected as early as tomorrow, savannah. >> all right, craig melvin, thank you very much. and we turn to al -- >> whoa. you're not getting off that easy. first of all, common sense will prevail. let the horse run for the triple crown. but as we had the banner up at the bottom. it said nasal strip puts triple crown in doubt. savannah saw this headline and wondered who this young horse nasal strip was. where, she wondered, did they come up with these names? >> why do these horse owners name their horse nasal strip? here comes nasal strip down the bend. >> nasal strip by a nose!
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[ laughter ] lance the boil, number two. i got a rash, number three. >> a future in naming horses. >> it's catchy. let's talk about the weather. >> now you can do the weather. >> you have got to see this video. it looks like -- this is just before the alien ship descends out of this thing. this is just a funnel cloud. thankfully nothing came out of this thing. this was newcastle, wyoming, right near the south dakota border. but it dumped a ton of hail. a lot of damage out of this thing from cars and windshields. thankfully we didn't actually see a tornado out of it. now, let's show you what we've got to worry about today. we've got an upper level ridge that's bringing in a lot of warm, dry air. this west coast ridge from last week, it is now shifted to the east. it caused fire danger out west. it's causing it again as we get into texas. california in extreme drought. so is west and northern texas. and the big problem is going to be we're not seeing much in the way of any kind of cooling. temperatures are going to be up
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near 100 degrees as we make our way throughout the day today into tomorrow. red flag warnings throughout much of the southwest into texas, and we have a critical fire danger throughout a good portion of the southwest. extreme fire danger from flagstaff, amarillo, rosewell. gusty winds and those high temperatures are going to make for real dangerous fire conditions. we're going to get to your local forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds. inside? yeah, so they can keep a hand free, they can do that tweeter thing they do. hashtag and a hash brown, it's unbelievable. these kids, they gotta do everything all at once. who needs a one-handed breakfast! [ horn honks ] have you tried one of these things! ha ha! [ male announcer ] the next generation of breakfast is here. the new a.m. crunchwrap. eggs, bacon, cheese, and a hash brown inside. it's the all-in-one breakfast. [ alarm ring, bong ]
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nbc bay area microclime forecast is sponsored by yakult probiotic drink. i'm meteorologist christina loren looking at alcatraz and breezy to windy in the city and same overcast sky in san jose and we have a chance for mountain thunderstorms here, very slight chance for that today. and better chance as we get into tomorrow. temperatures will end up in the mid-60s and 71 in the south bay today. >> imagine if nasal strip was there and lost. nasal strip blows the lead. >> wow. >> see, the possibilities are truly endless. >> you give him 30 seconds of commercial, he's got it. >> that was really fast, al. coming up, a rossen report you're not going to want to miss. new tricks that popular food companies use to get you to pay more. plus, an exclusive interview with a dad caught on camera, kicking his son down a skateboard ramp. why he says he did it and what it cost him. that's coming up in our next half-hour. tamron, what do you got in the orange room?
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>> michael jackson steals the show last night at the billboard music awards, but why this hologram scene almost did not happen. we'll tell you how to weigh in. cool or creepy? but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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good morning to you, it is 7:26. i'm laura garcia-cannon. a bay area mother facing child abuse charges this morning accused of attacking a boy she said was bullying her daughter. delia garcia-bratcher walked up to school during lunch on friday and she didn't check in and told her daughter to point out the boy who had been bothering her and then garcia-bratcher grabbed the boy by the throat and threatened him in front of a bunch of kids. deputies arrested her and are looking into the bullying allegations. waiting to learn the identity of a hiker found dead after falling from a large rock in the berkeley hills. the apparent accident happened on uc berkeley property near
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south park drive. a hiker found the body in steep, rocky area. investigators say it appears the victim had climbed a large rock falling about 100 feet from his death. in november of 2012, another young man died after falling from that very same rock. let's check the forecast now with meteorologist christina loren. >> good morning to you, laura. 7:27 now. taking a live look. clouds increasing in the south bay and hopefully you're in a good mood this monday morning because we have interesting weather coming your way. nothing to slow you down as we head throughout the day today and bringing in thunderstorms as of tonight, especially in the higher elevations of the north bay. 54 degrees right now and 57 in san francisco and the wind is increasing as an area of low pressure gets closer and closer to the bay area. best chance for thunderstorms this evening will be between 5:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. and then tomorrow we'll bring it in between 12:00 and 5:00 p.m. highs will be comfortable and 60s and 70s for the next couple days. here's mike and your drive. >> your drive is a very slow one.
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almost a walk right here. eastbound, westbound 80 is just slam jammed. this is approaching the berkeley curve from powell the very worst of it. you see the slow drive coming off of powell and the surface streets, as well. the stretch from san pablo and a crash over at hilltop drive and a crash also approaching interstate 80. the rest of your bay not quite so bad. north 87 recovering after an earlier crash at capital expressway and the south bay builds and so does the tri-valley. laura? >> thank you for joining us. we'll be back with another update in half an hour.
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7:30 now on a monday morning. it's the 19th day of may, 2014. that is the gorgeous view from the top of the rock here in new york city. had a great weekend in the weather department. looking so-so? >> yeah. it's a big country. there's a lot of stuff going on. for some yes, some no. >> do that for every weather report. >> we love your decisive side. we'll get the details in a moment. >> i can't wait to see the person doing the closed captioning. meantime, let's take a look at headlines. four wildfires still burning around san diego. overall, last week's outbreak
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destroyed at least 47 homes and caused more than $20 million in damage. a new phase in the search for malaysian air flight 370 begins this week. a chinese navy ship will be used to map the indian ocean floor off australia's western coast. flight 370 disappeared back on march 8th. and south korea's president delivered an emotional address this morning to formally apologize for last month's tragic ferry disaster. she said her nation's coast guard failed the more than 300 victims and vowed to disband it. coming up, we're going to go one-on-one with jessica simpson. she went from a pop superstar to now running a billion-dollar fashion empire. so, of course, i had to ask her, would you ever consider going back to your roots as a singer? or how about reality tv? >> we'll look forward to that coming up later. but let's begin this half-hour with a "today" exclusive. for the first time, we're hearing from the florida dad who kicked his young son off a skateboard ramp. here's nbc's kerry sanders. >> it was a bone head decision. >> reporter: it's still hard to
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watch. >> that was my poor attempt at trying to help him overcome his fear. >> reporter: now marcus crossland and his wife emily have broken their silence, speaking out for the first time since this video of their 6-year-old son being pushed down a 13-foot ramp by his father went viral. >> it was an effort to help him, but it didn't come across that way. >> reporter: and he says he's sorry. >> sorry that i made that decision to use that tactic as opposed to another. sorry for the outcome because of a decision i made, my wife and my children and everybody's got to deal with it. >> the simplest words, i was upset. >> reporter: emily says she was surprised when she first saw the video and she doesn't in any way condone what her husband did, but she says what happened after angered her. >> you can be the most amazing, kindhearted, giving person in the world. all it takes is that two seconds and people will hate you. >> reporter: as a result of the video, florida's child welfare
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agency and the sheriff's office are still investigating. and while his parents say dino still loves to skate, the video has upended their lives. they say they plan to move and try to start their lives over. >> it's affected our family. it's affected our day-to-day lives. it's affected our jobs, our household. now those three seconds of video footage didn't necessarily affect us. the repercussions have. >> for "today," kerry sanders, nbc news, miami. >> that young skater's mother emily white joins us now. emily, good morning. >> good morning. >> let me ask you first how dino is doing. physically we hear he's okay. that's great news. but how is he handling this? i have a 6-year-old and i can't imagine how confusing this all must have been to dino. >> confusing, yes. it's been definitely been something that i've tried to shield him from as much as possible. he knows he's been on the news. and he understands that it's
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become a big situation. but when it comes down to it, he's doing wonderful and he's -- you know, he's happy and he's healthy and he's doing great. >> we just heard in the report that you all are planning to move. i understand marcus says he lost his job because of this. we reached out to his employer, they couldn't confirm exactly why he lost his job, but describe for me what the last few weeks have been like for you as a family. >> it's been really rough. we've had to -- well, as a mother, i've had to do what i can to keep my child safe and protected from the media. i mean, everybody was coming to our home. we ended up losing a babysitter. not only did my husband lose his job, i wasn't able to work. so things have been turned upside down incredibly. and it's been hard. >> you know, emily, marcus says this piece of video, this brief clip that we've all seen on vine now, was taken out of context. but it's hard to imagine any context where that kick is okay. how does he explain it?
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is there something more we should know about what happened that day? >> nothing beyond what you've already been told. as i said in the interview, things like that are definitely not acceptable in our household, and we do not do anything like that. i go skateboarding with him every time, and the only reason i wasn't there that day, i was at work. not that that excuses anything, by any means. but, you know, nothing like that has ever happened before, so there isn't anything beyond closed doors or any kind of actions that have been taken anything like that. so it's definitely easy to take it out of context for sure. >> and quickly, emily, before i let you go, this little piece of video is all most of us know about your husband. what kind of dad is he? what do you want the world to know about him? >> he's a really great dad. he loves his children. he loves his family. he's a hard worker. and he's an all around good person. you know, beyond that, we love
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him. >> all right, we wish you and your family all the best. dino looks like a pretty good skater there. >> he's pretty awesome, definitely. >> emily white, thank you so much. good luck. >> thank you very much. >> interesting to get that perspective, but that video does not get any easier to watch. we'll take a turn, get a check of the weather now from mr. roker. >> today's weather is brought to you by mass mutual, a company owned by its policyowners. >> as we get ready to head toward the memorial day weekend, can you believe memorial day is coming up already? as we start the early part of this week, below normal temperatures in the east. out west, good news for drought and fire safety. look for more wet weather moving into the northeast, mid-atlantic states. still below normal out west. below normal also into the plains. above normal as you make your way from the great lakes all the way down into the southeast. below normal in the southwest and the latter part of the week looks a little on the wet side
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here in the northeast and the pacific northwest. yeah, we're going to warm you up all the way through memorial day. good monday morning to you, i'm meteorologist christina loren. kind of a murky start to the day. overcast skies across the board. 57 degrees right now in san francisco and you can see our camera shaking a little bit. some wind out there and an area of low pressure is going to arrive for today and, as a result, we're going to see some pretty good westerly wind and temperatures will be cool. 71 degrees in the south bay and 66 through oakland today and 74 in the north bay and your seven-day in moments. >> and that's your latest weather. coming up next, supermarket secrets exposed. what's missing from your favorite box of cereal or jar of peanut butter? we'll show you. and on "trending," one young baseball fan's very smooth move. he catches a baseball at a game. >> bait and switch.
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shrinkage. some experts say top brands are using tactics to get you to pay more for less. jeff rossen is here with the details. >> i was waiting for the al roker. >> jerry, tell her about the shrinkage! >> there you go. >> i bet you're a lot like me, you think you're a savvy shopper, buying these things when they always go on sale, looking for a bargain. have you noticed when you go to the supermarket, some of your favorite brands are actually shrinking? they're giving you less and less while charging you the same price or even in some cases, more money. some experts say it's widespread, and these companies are getting sneaky in how they do it. this morning, let's save you some money. we are revealing their secrets. from cereal to cookies, paper towels, to peanut butter, you can find it in supermarkets everywhere. some of the most trusted brands getting smaller. the price tag, not so much.
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>> it's a very sneaky way to raise the price of a product. >> that's edward jaworski, revealing the tactics they use right here. first up, the optical illusion. can you tell the difference between these two boxes of apple jacks? back in 2008, it shrank from 11 ounces down to 8.7 ounces. sitting on a store shelf, to me, these two boxes would look the same. when you turn them to the side. >> this one is much narrower. >> but you couldn't tell that sitting on the shelf. >> that's one of the tricks of the trade. >> then there's the old hollow e bottom technique. >> take skippy peanut butter. forever the container was 18 ounces. then they downsized to 16.3. they hollowed out the bottom of the container. you can even put a tape measure in there, it's indented by half an inch. >> it looks the same, but he says when they downsized in 2008, skippy didn't drop the price. but wait until you see this next example that just hit store shelves. and jaworski says it's another
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common ploy. new and improved! >> they just downsized chips deluxe. here's the new package. >> and it says new look up in the corner. >> exactly. they're diverting your attention up to the top right-hand corner. you should be looking at the bottom corner where you see you're getting almost two ounces less. >> we let shoppers in on the secret. >> i feel like i'm constantly buying and buying and buying. it runs out quicker. >> it is frustrating. it's very frustrating. >> it's all psychology. the companies know how you shop. paying more attention to the price than how much you're actually getting. >> the money is coming out of consumers' pockets and fattening the bottom line for manufacturers. >> and check this out. tide plus recently downsized from 60 loads to 48 loads per bottle. and the price actually went up. but the bottle looks like it's the same size. >> it's called tide plus. i think they should rename it tide minus. >> the makers of tide told nbc news the average cost per load increased by 13%, and that
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consumers are now receiving better product benefits. the top brands also say they adjust sizes and prices to stay competitive, improve product performance, and address rising production costs. trying to minimize that impact on consumers with better products and increased efficiencies. so what's a supermarket shopper to do? >> you have to become net weight conscious. if your brand downsizes, see if a competitor is still the full size and buy that instead. >> you guys are fired up about this? >> angry. >> wow. experts say the small changes, losing just a few ounces here and there can actually save these companies millions of dollars. one example i brought along to make you even angrier to show you. this is scott 1,000 toilet paper from 1999. they have since downsized twice. so this is it today. look how much shorter it is. i don't know if you can tell that on camera. the sheets are actually much smaller. when we shop, we say look, it's still a thousand sheets.
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you're not holding these next to each other. but look at the net weight. we need to become more net weight conscious when you go shopping. >> you went to the toilet tissue archives to find that? >> yeah, i did. i save toilet paper. it's a weird thing. >> 1999. wow. that's impressive. >> i stock up. >> jeff, thank you. coming up next, the secret behind michael jackson's posthumous performance at the billboard music awards and why it almost didn't happen. tamron's got the story after this. at the billboard music awards and why it almost didn't happen. tamron's got the story after this. this is ben kaufman, founder of quirky. also known as the world's least important ceo. which is precisely why we tied him to this high-speed train. at quirky, our products are invented by real people who submit their ideas to our website. so whether our ceo makes it or not,
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show last night five years after his passing, singing "slave to the rhythm." the song was actually recorded in 1991, but take a look at what happened last night. ♪ >> how about that, guys? 16 dancers standing alongside the great m.j. this technology was and is the source of a lot of controversy. lawsuits flying all over the place. so remember when tupac appeared at coachella? this company called hologram usa says it owns the technology for this. so up until friday, the show was unsure if michael jackson would appear. a judge stepped in on friday and said listen, the show must go on. cirque du soleil, they have a show at mandalay bay where they use a digital image of michael jackson as well. lawsuits flying over that. but take a look at behind-the-scenes these dancers rehearsing last night right
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before their big debut. so the question is, what do you think of the michael jackson hologram? love it? eerie, not sure what to make of it. didn't like it. justin timberlake also last night had a big moment. he sent out a tweet, thank you official bbmas. i get to take home seven. such an honor. listen to what justin said in one of his acceptance speeches. >> i love you guys. it's not a competition, but if it was, i won! i want to thank everybody on earth. everybody on earth. except donald sterling. i don't want to. no more donald sterling. >> j.t. is the best. when you watch that video, you just want to do this, right, guys? >>. >> all right, tamron, thank you. coming up on "trending" -- >> the real story behind that elevator fight involving jay-z, beyonce, and her sister solange, according to our friends at "snl." and jessica simpson on her
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good morning, everyone. 7:56. i'm scott mcgrew. governor brown says california's bracing for the worst fire season in history. governor appeared on abc yesterday said climate change is a huge factor. brown says right now the state has 5,000 firefighters and $600 million to battle blazes it might not be enough. there have been more than 1,500 wildfires since the start of the year. that's double the average. police hope, pardon me. witnesses will track them down a person who shot a bicyclist in san jose. the drive-by shooting happened yesterday afternoon on south capital avenue. the victim taken to the hospital with minor injuries. witnesses say the gunman fired out of a late 1990s maroon honda with front end damage. while i have a drink of water, let's check weather. good morning. >> water on the fly. good-looking day shaping up. it's going to be nice out there. you know what, a high pollen count that could be contributing
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and a lot of people have been talking about the allergies of the season. want to show you the sky over san jose, clouding up here. very slight chance for mountain thunderstorms today. temperatures are going to be comfortable overall, jumping out of the 50s into the 7 os. and temps are going to steadily climb all week long. so, slight chance for thunderstorms today, higher elevations, better chance tomorrow wednesday into thursday and we warm you up into the mid-80s by friday. here's mike and your drive. >> the berkeley curve circling right here and there's one remaining vehicle and it's a motorcycle and three cars there, as well. the driver is also looking for that motorcycle. they are out of lanes, but look at the map here. the east shore freeway is what we're talking about and slammed from the san pablo all the way down through richmond and berkeley and a series of crashes and other issues all out of lanes but adding to the backup. look at westbound 58 coming out of oakland. the rest of your east bay and try-valley move very smoothly and, scott, the south bay not so bad. back to you. >> thank you. another local news update
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. 3 c3 son las 8 en "today." the growing concern over thousands of toddlers being medicaided for adhd. plus liam neeson joins us to talk to us about comedy. >> where'd you learn to shoot? >> your wife. while i sit down with jessica simpson for a candid conversation about her past and her future. would you ever do reality tv again? >> i do believe that it made me vulnerable to the world, and i'm proud to be vulnerable. i just speak my mind and i am who i am. you know, i'm not shy about it. but i would never do that again.
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there's other ways to let the world know. monday, may 19th, 2014. ♪ ♪ >> wake up, iowa. >> we're from minneapolis celebrating our 30th anniversary. >> al roker is my man crush monday. >> good morning. welcome back to "today." it is a monday morning. it's the 19th of may, 2014. a pretty one on our plaza and a great looking crowd to join us as well. >> a create crowd. they're fired up. >> absolutely.
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>> let's take it inside to natalie. >> good morning to you guys once again and good morning, everyone. federal health officials are investigating the first known person to person transmission of the mers virus in the united states. tom koth tecostello joins us wi latest. >> reporter: a illinois man ended up getting sick after shaking hands with a man who had returned from saudi arabia. the indiana man was later hospitalized with the first known case in the u.s. the illinois man now has the antibodies for the virus. but has only talked about cold symptoms. the mers virus has now spread to 18 countries, 572 confirmed cases and 173 people have died. health experts are people urging people who are traveling to the middle east to limit exposure to
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people who appear to be sick. evacuation orders have been lifted after a week of fires in southern california. at least 47 homes were destroyed and one person killed. normal operations are also resuming today at the camp pendelton marine corps base where three fires burned 22,000 acres. while the worst of this operation is apparently over, fire crews don't expect much of a break because of continuing fire conditions. we're now learning that preakness winner california chrome will be able to wear a nasal trip when he makes his scheduled run for the triple crown. the new york racing association the okay to wear the nasal strip. new york was the only state that had not allowed the use of strips. the spacex dragon cargo station splashed down into the ocean after dragon undocked earlier sunday for its five-hour trip back to earth.
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it returned with two tons of equipment. the dragon is the only one that can bring supplies back to earth. it's bad form to celebrate a victory before you've crossed the finish line. take a look at this spanish cyclist who was leading the back in the seventh stage of the tour of california. he began punching the air thinking he'd won it. he didn't hear that the crowd was trying to tell him there was still one lap to go and he actually finished the stage in 56th place. tough lesson to learn there. 8:04 right now. let's go back outside to al. >> thank you, natalie. got all these great folks out here. i want you to come down here. there's a great lady down here who looks fantastic. right down here. happy birthday to grandma. okay, who's turning 80 in this crowd? it's hard to -- you.
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what's your name? >> melee. >> i'll have what you're having. you look great. 80 years young. let's see what we've got going on as far as weather is concerned. our pick city today, kansas city, mo. plenty of sunshine into wednesday. looking good there. afternoon temperatures, the heat is now making its way to the west all the way up into kansas and nebraska. 50s and 60s here in the northeast. 80s into florida. 60s in the pacific northwest. look for windy conditions in west texas. 8:05. good monday morning to you. i'm meteorologist christina loren. you can see overcast in san francisco right now. i want to show you, same cloudy sky right now over mount tam. yeah, we do have a chance of isolated thunderstorm activity over your higher elevations. best chance in the north bay and
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south bay. i'm tauji intalking about the l today. 65 in san francisco. and 74 degrees out in the north bay. climbing into your holiday weekend. >> man crush monday. >> oh! >> i'd never heard that. >> is that new? >> it's old. well, so am i. that's why we don't know it. >> excellent taste. >> us old people. >> all right, guys. coming up next on trending, it has a gift shop. the new outrage on the 9/11 museum. and. a star turned mogul turnjessica simpson. and the foods you eat to the exercises. if that's what that's called. we should be doing good with
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a dayou owe me this causetial for i clean your tushy.pirit. but i'll settle for a toddler yogurt facial any day. all done, mommy. hey, love that yogurt. it's good stuff. you uh, you got a little something... hmm, it happens. yogurt is number 14 of my 20. the new amex everyday credit card with no annual fee. still good. make 20 or more purchases in a monthly billing period, and earn 20% more rewards. it's membership that rewards you for the things you already buy, everyday. what's your 20? we are back now at 8:10. what's trending today, as we saw last week, the 9/11 memorial museum pays heart wrenching tribute to those lost on that day. but there's one part of the newly open site that's sparking controversy over the weekend, the gift shop.
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it sells items like sweatshirts and mugs, but you can also find things like umbrellas, tote bags, phone cases. there's jewelry, plush dog toys, ornaments of the twin towers. now some politicians and families of victims are saying this is really in poor taste. >> but in a statement, a spokesman tells us, to care for the memorial and museum, or organization relies on private fundraising, gracious donations and revenue from ticketing and keepsakes for retail. now they are drafting a proposal that wouz classify the memorial as a national park. it would reduce its financial burden. some of these things are in poor taste, i'll grant you that, but they have done such a good job with that memorial. i hope people don't judge it on the gift shop. >> i would see selling books and things that are educational, but i think people have a problem with ornaments. >> scarves, things like that. but if they could make it a national monument, take the
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burden of the funds off, that would be a nice compromise. john kerry returned to yale, his alma mater on sunday, to address the graduating class. the secretary of state used the opportunity to take a shot at a certain disgraced nba team owner. >> you are graduating today as the most diverse class in yale's long history. or as they call it in the nba, donald sterling's worst nightmare. >> you'll recall, of course, that l.a. clippers owner donald sterling has been banned for life by the nba for making racist comments. so let's listen up. we can all learn a thing or two from a young fan at a texas rangers game. so, he gets this foul ball. and on a second thought, he tosses it to the pretty woman sitting behind him. awfully nice, right? well, it gets better. take a look at the moment again. a little bait and switch. catches the ball with the mitt in his left hand. but look, he already has a foul ball. he already has a ball. gives that one to the woman behind him.
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she doesn't notice the difference. but turns out he wasn't trying to pull a fast one. in a local interview, he said the other ball was actually a foul ball he caught earlier in the game. >> a very lucky kid. >> there you go. smooth move. >> very suave. >> this one's for you, sweetheart. >> she's like, oh, thank you! >> by the way, i wrote my number on you may have missed it, but we finally learned what happened in the elevator between jay-z and solange knowles. at least according to our friends over at "saturday night live." >> man, what a great party. >> i know, yep. >> oh, my god, there's a spider on you! >> what? get it! you know i hate spiders. >> it keeps moving. >> kick it. >> oh, i got it. >> oh, great job. i love you, solange. >> i love you, too. >> hey, thanks again for that help with that spider. >> you know what? no problem. >> it was a spider! mya rudolph returned to "snl" to
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play beyonce who helped her husband and sister make peace. >> i love that the hair is moving. >> the fan treatment. >> that whole episode was great. andy samberg back with all his old friends. >> maya's got a big show tonight on nbc. that's what's trending today. we'll be back in 30 seconds. maya and we're back now with new concerns this morning tied to the treatment of adhd in children. nbc's kristen dahlgren is here
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with more. good morning. >> good morning, willie. after looking at the statistics, officials from the centers for disease control estimated some 10,000 toddlers, that's age 2 and 3 across the country, are being given drugs like ridilin and adderall, medications well outside the accepted practice for children so young. visit any playground and you're likely to see some high energy kids. >> i mean, they are just full of energy. they want to touch and grab everything. >> reporter: but according to the centers for disease control, thousands of active toddlers are being diagnosed as hyperactive. with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. and given medications usually prescribed to older children. >> i don't get how you diagnose somebody. if they're hyper and all over the place, you probably have a 2-year-old. >> reporter: the american academy of pediatrics guidelines don't even address adhd
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diagnosis in children under 4. but the data showed thousands of children, especially those on medicaid, are being given medications like ritalin and the amphetamine adderall. doctors say they can stunt growth or cause insomnia and loss of appetite, even in older children. >> we're giving adderall to 2-year-olds? i mean, that's nuts! there's no evidence that it works. there's no evidence that it's safe. these are desperate measures. >> the cdc estimated that by 2011, more than one in ten children between 4 and 17 years old had been diagnosed with adhd, and one in five boys will be. >> we are 4% of the world's population, and we use 70% of the world's adderall and ritalin. that says something right there. >> some doctors say medications might be a last resort when toddlers might harm themselves, but for others, 2 is simply too young.
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>> they give them a medication that suppresses certain things at that age. i just don't understand why that's necessary. >> doctors we talk to point out that acting out is just part of being a toddler, and they said they just have to be a lot more studies done on the effects of children this young. >> seems awfully young. >> unbelievable. >> you said it. if my 2 and 3-year-old got medications every time they acted out, they'd be very busy with medications. sometimes they're just being toddlers. kristen, thanks so much. now to our one-on-one with jessica simpson. she is still a performer at her core, but lately her singing career has taken a back seat to one of her other passions, her fashion empire. ♪ he's irresistible up close and personal ♪ >> i just speak my mind. i am who i am. i'm not shy about it. >> singer, actress, mom, and mogul jessica simpson doesn't mess around. >> i'm just a determined person. >> she's come a very long way since reality tv, music, and
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movies launched her star more than a decade ago. these days, her boots are made for selling, and it's a whole lot more than just boots. let's go through the list. because you are in footwear, sportswear, jeanswear, maternity, girls, dresses, outerwear, intimates, fragrance, luggage, did i miss anything? >> we are launching home and we're about to launch baby. >> but there's nothing small about her estimated billion-dollar empire. and at new york's forbes women's summit, simpson is now considered a business big gun. what kind of boss do you think you are? >> oh, i don't really feel like a boss. maybe i am. i'm sure i am bossy. but i do give the credit to everybody around me. my team is who i am. >> why do you think you have been successful?
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why do you think you are good at designing clothes for women? >> well, i think that i can relate to every woman out there. i have been every size there is. so i know how to dress every body type. i truly believe that it's not just about high fashion. we all need pieces in our wardrobe that are fashionable, but accessible, wearable, and affordable. i think that that's really what has made the brand such a i think that's really what has made the brand such a success. >> success is now just about everything simpson lends her name to. a new endeavor a signature perfume. >> how fun was it to design your own fragrance? >> it was awesome. we're coming up on the ten year anniversary with the jessica simpson collection. i thought there were be no better way than to launch a
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fragrance. >> at home she has two young children maxwell and ace. >> are you running around with the kids all day long? >> we get up, do breakfast. i'm always with my loving fiance which i adore more than anything. well of course my kids. they're all equal. >> also on the to do list, planning wedding to fiance eric johnson. >> i'm sure you want to keep all of it secret. is there anything you can tell anyone? what kind of wedding will it be? >> definitely extravagant. i don't do thing small. >> it's a journey of fame and fortune jessica simpson has taken in pride. >> thinking abili ining about yn the entertainment industry so young. you had your record at 19 years old. what would you tell that jessica simpson about the future and how
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to handle things? >> hold on. this is going to be a long ride. i couldn't be happier. >> she seems so happy, in command, incredible empire she's leading with her mom who's her first stylist. she wants to go back to singing, build a recording a studio at home. >> reality tv? >> no. she enjoys her time. >> now she can have the last laugh against her critics. >> love that. >> awesome. we're kicking off a series just in time for summer. 60 second shape up. memorial day weekend is this weekend as you know. if you're not ready to sport a swimsuit, we have information for you. our registered dietitian our good friend and our certified
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personal trainer with the guns to prove it. we'll begin with joy in nutrition. how's this going to work? >> this is a super fun series. every single morning this week jenna and i will deliver great tips to help people lose weight, shape up and feel fabulous for the summer. i'm going to handle the food and diet. jenna handles the exercise. the huge catch, we only each have 60 seconds to deliver our message. intense. >> can you pull this off? >> i can pull this off. >> are you sure? >> i'm going to help people take the edge off their hunger, eat less and lose weight. >> 60 seconds on the clock for joy. i'm going to step out of the way and let you do your thing. >> here we go. first you want to sniff peppermint. literally embrace the aroma. studies have shown participants when they smell peppermint throughout the week they lower their hunger and eat less calories and lose weight.
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light a candle, chew peppermint gum or sip tea. sprinkle seeds into your food. put them on oatmeal, on yogurt even work into meet balls. these are corn muffins. these swell up inside your belly nine times their size and leave you feeling full and satisfied. >> eat an apple a day. apples have high water content, a lot of fiber and takes a lot of time to chew them. lastly, drink two glasses of water before breakfast, lunch, dinner. liquid fills up, takes up space in your stomach. you'll eat less at each meal. that's four tips to get the job done. >> with a second to spare. perfect. let's go outside to jenna with your fitness tip. what you got? >> today we're talking about burning 100 calories in ten
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minutes. did we start the clock? three exercises real simple. if you can burn 100 calories couple of times a day, you've got yourself a nice workout. willy you with me on this? >> let's get a minute on the clock. i'm with you and watching you. here's the win. >> 100 calories in ten minutes. three exercises. they're not terribly hard but do them with intensity. whatever you have left in that minute you're going to rest. here's what i'm talking about. squats, push ups and high knees. ten nice, good, easy squats. slow down and power up. ten of those. get down tonight ground to do push up jacks. push up, jack. push up, jack. ten of those. then hop you have and give me ten high knees. ten, nine, eight, all the way
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down to one. say it took you 40 seconds. you've got 20 seconds to rest and get your heart rate down. here's the goal. you want to get through all ten minutes. do the exercises as quickly and efficiently as possible. if you can get through ten minutes you burn 100 calories do. that a two or three times through the course of the day, you've got a nice workout. >> right on time on the first day. >> go jenna. >> nice job joy. >> for some physical reason i can't do one of the exercises. i can swap right? >> you can swap whatever your body can do. instead of push up, do assisted push up. work within the confines of what your body will let you do do. we're off to a hot start. thank you. we'll help you rev up metabolism today and tomorrow. go to our website for more ways to shape your summer.
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a very good morning to you. it's 8:26. you may notice a little more space if you ride in the n junea line starting this morning. uni trying out a new program aimed at easing overcrowding. there will be fewer seats with more standing room for about ten people. starting next month, the same design will get a design on the l line. >> folks are packed in here no matter if you're standing, sitting or driving. cars in the east shore freeway westbound direction under university avenue, packed in here. camera trembling a bit, too. there may be gusty winds across the open waters. the east shore freeway still drags down to the berkeley
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curve. the toughest drive westbound highway 24 starting to back up as well. 880 a little better. take that path through oakland. the rest of the bay, not so bad. north 87, the worst of the route. earlier crashes to set things off. the rest of the commute looking good, but getting congested. thank you for joining us as well. we'll be back with another local news update in about half an hour. is split in two.
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what a pretty day. we got a great crowd. i heard we had a special request. somebody wanted coffee? here we go. coffee mug, there you go. you might want to dish wash those. >> wow. >> good morning. thanks for coming by. >> we call that gently used right? >> very nice.
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coming up, a very funny and heart felt book about the talks you should have had with your parents. i think we can actually know one of the authors. happens to be william gice who happens to be here. >> solid booking by you guys. >> very exciting. >> it's a great book. >> heard a lot about you. >> are there pictures? blackmail material pictures. >> savannah is going to grill me and my dad. liam neeson and why he decided to play the bad guy. the picks by john green. at which restaurant did hazel and a gus tus eat while this amsterdam? >> tweet your answer for a chance to win a sign ecopy of te
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book. while you're there, a cd from the google plus hangout, new york premiere of the movie june 2nd. >> you still reading willy's book? >> he shaved his legs through his teenage years. >> she's making things up. don't look at me that way. >> he's 49. >> al roker gets a check of the weather. >> wonder if he gets a bikini wax? for today, wet weather in the pacific northwest. temperatures cooling in southern california. 100 phoenix today. fog in the southeast mid atlantic states. tomorrow, more wet weather making its way through the central plains. gorgeous in texas, florida, mid atlantic states. few 8:32. good morning to you.
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temperatures today are going to be comfortable. we'll end up in the upper to mid-60s. a couple of low 70s out there. mild with sun and clouds for today. breezy to windy conditions, getting into this afternoon. slight chance of thunderstorms, better chance as we get into your tuesday. we've got a warm-up on the way as we head into your memorial day weekend. now, temperatures are going to climb steadily. just keep in mind, chance for thunderstorms both today and tomorrow. best chance at the higher elevations. >> and and that's your latest weather. >> all right. this is a special day for you mr. roeker. a rare award of commodore of the united states coast guard. here to do it the u.s. coast guard captain of the port of new york and new jersey. good morning to you all gentlemen. thank you. >> what is the coast guard auxiliary? what do they do? >> first of all thank you very much for allowing us to join you
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in your neck of the woods this morning. we represent 31,000 auxiliary nation wide. our primary purpose in life is recreational safety. we also provide boats, radios, aircraft to support the coast guard in their administrative operational areas. we're thankful for the work you've done for the coast guard in the boating coast guard alaska and coast guard florida. >> thank you. it's quite an honor. thank you very much. >> he doesn't get the badges you gentlemen are wearing, but he gets a nice plaque. >> our national board has voted to name you as an honorary commodore. >> thank you very much. >> this is signed by the commandant of the coast guard. thank you for all you do. >> appreciate it. >> i get a hat? >> wow. love the hat.
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nice. >> thank you very much. thank you. we salute the coast guards. gentlemen, thank you so much. i appreciate it. savannah, i'm going to take you on my coast guard cutter. i got a medal too. >> congratulations al. love that. all right. now all those conversations you should have had with your parents but maybe never got around to it. that's the focus of the book "good talk dad." bi birds, bees, other conversations we never got to have. our own willy gice and his father are the authors. >> i had to sneak in the building. >> if only you knew somebody. >> i had to move over one seat. now ooi'm a guest. >> i have to drill you and your father. why did you write the book? >> someone came to us and said
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you two should do something. my dad came out and told the world he had par kin son's disease. for some reason we decided to go back retro actively and have awful conversations inside a book. >> we had no conversations about anything. it's nice to talk to him. >> let's get right to it. you never had the birds and bees discussion with willy? that explaeplains so much. >> i was afraid he would contradict me. >> people are like are you going to do better with your kids? we have google now. go to google. i don't want to talk about it. >> turn on hbo at 11:00.
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>> there's great advice in the book. you decided willy needed a rugged, outdoor adventure at camp. >> we wanted him to go up to new england, pristine lake, pine trees and all that. we did due diligence. we went to the expo center with a camp show of 200 camps. we found the perfect place. >> they dropped me off at this camp. on paper it's a beautiful place. i'm sure it is. what wasn't in the fine print when the guy told us about the services there. the counselors, many of them, were reformed delinquents. this was part of their program to go be counselors and reflect on what they'd done. that led to gang fights. there were tires slashed in the parking lot. at one point there was a bacterial disease going on at camp. they stripped us down and lined up against the wall and shot us with a hose. it was something out of shaw
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shank redemption. i go back and tell my dad. he says he regrets he didn't read the fine print and perhaps got a deal on our camp. >> get $50 off. >> get what you pay for. that education is priceless. there's another eat story. this killed me. the time you had your infant baptism. the one problem with it. >> this is a threat in the book. my dad god bless him has the best intentions, great heart. he realized when i was 19 years old i had non been baptized in our church. my parents thought it was time. i was 19 years old standing in front of the church with these sweet mothers holding their infants. the pastor came by and i had to kneel down so he could put the holy water on me. i'm glad our religion isn't full submersion. >> i gave him the talk of
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dangers of alcohol last week. he's 39. >> better late than never. we have pictures of willy. we get to see embarrassing pictures of willy. here's his first time on stage. >> i want to thank you for cropping that. if you took the full shot, there are knee high, short shorts and a shoe with a little jazz heel on it. >> i saw leader hose. maybe they were knee socks. mr. gice, tell me honestly just between us, what kind of kid was willy? >> he was a tall kid. >> that's the best you can say about me. >> he was a boy. >> at the moment that's all i can think of. i encouraged him to be tall because he was playing basketball. >> that's good parenting. >> he was always a funny kid. he was funny in a way i was funny in high school in the hall. willy was discreet and had enough finesse and charm he
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remained in the classroom. >> that's the first nice thing he's ever said about me. thanks dad. >> we're on television. >> we're fans. it's a credit to you and your lovely wife. thank you for coming here. could you sign the book? i don't need your signature. the book is "good talk dad." thank you so much. coming up next, liam neeson saddling up for the new western. first this is what's next on nbc. moments of certainty.
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. we are back at 8:42 with liam neeson, part of the all star cast in the seth mcfarland comedy, a million ways to die in the west. he's looking for outlaw against the man that showed interest in
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his wife. take a listen. >> your wife. >> oh snap. >> look, look, look. before you kill me, grant me a few last words, all right? >> make it quick. >> let anna live. all right? let her live. this is not her fault. i kissed her. she didn't kiss me. it's not her fault. i mean she didn't tell me she was married, so it's a little bit her fault. i guess that's kind of true. maybe just shoot her in the arm. >> liam neeson, good morning to you. in case we didn't know you were the villain in this film, your character's name is clinch leatherwood. that's very villainess. >> it's quite romantic too i think. clinch leatherwood. >> i thought about your roles over the years. you don't play the bad guy all that often. was it a fun change of pace? >> yeah, it was. it was interesting working with
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a very funny cast. like a cast that make their living for being funny. i don't you know. so the more serious i was, the funnier it was. you know what i mean? >> i was going to ask you about that. this is a comedy. we'll get to the type of comedy in the moment. you're not funny in the role. you're the only person that has to be the straight guy. >> i guess, yeah. >> did you like that? >> i did. i get to ride horses again. you know? instead of a kid you're doing this. i didn't have to do that. i had a real horse. >> you are probably the most accomplished person on the set. >> i don't know about that. i've ridden horses a bit. i started in 1980. i've ridden them off and on over the years. >> you do them in full irish rogue? >> yes. >> why did you want to do that? >> seth sent me up on a family guy episode ten or 11 year ago
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as the main character, a fat father guy. they were making fun and saying imagine liam neeson being in the western with that funny accent. when seth called and asked me to do it, i said i'll do it on the condition i do it on a broad irish accent. he agreed. >> so you do. now this movie is funny. i have to say it's raunchy. it's more like grandma would call bathroom humor. >> yes. >> is that your kind of humor? do you like it? >> when i read the script it made me giggle a lot. i blushed quite a few times. i thought no, they're not going to shoot this. they cannot shoot this. they can't be allowed to get away with this. but they did. it's family guy humor. >> it is. it's not family humor. it's family guy humor. >> did you know seth mcfarland?
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>> again, through my kids. they were raving about family guy. i got to meet him when he hosted the academy awards last year. it was interesting watching him on set. he is -- he puts you in mind of what a young orson wells must have been like wearing many hats as a producer, writer, actor. i just got a sense of what that wells character may have been like when he was 25 or 26. >> you thought at one point you were so busy doing the film someone was handing him food and he was eating it. >> his lovely chef vikki would prepare food for him. he would be looking at the monitor groping for the food. he didn't have time to look what he was eating. he trusted she was presenting him with the right food. >> liam neeson, such a pleasure.
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thank you for being here. a reminder, million ways to die in the west opens may 30th. coming up next, then there were three. carson previews the dramatic finale of the voice. first this is "today" on nbc.
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bac k back now at 8:49. with "the voice" today. carson tells us what to expect as the two part finale kicks off tonight. ♪ >> for the final three artists buying for the title "the voice". the stakes have never been higher. >> i'm doing the best i can.
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>> tonight christina, jake and josh have one last chance to sing for america's votes. ♪ ♪ >> i feel good. i love the songs that i'm going to be doing. yeah, i'm looking forward to kind of the variation of songs we'll be doing monday night. >> since tuesday's elimination until late into the weekend the "today" show cameras were there as they pushed their voices and bodies beyond the limits learning dance steps and rehearsing the songs they'll perform in the two night finale. vocal coach rose makes sure their voices are ready for the big show. >> a lot of times adam or shakira or usher will give them a vocal note they want them to do or they want a certain part of the song they want to be bigger than it is. >> harmonize there. >> so then i work with the
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artist to make sure they can hit the high note, they can last throughout the competition. >> for 18-year-old jake, adding to the pressure of these finals, high school finals as he studies with an onset tutor more than five days a week. >> they're incredibly talented. i believe any one of them can win this. >> i speak from all three that we really, really want it. >> i've got to bring everything, leave it all out on the stage. that's the only way to go. >> from "today," carson daily, nbc news los angeles. ♪ ♪ this finale is going to be good. catch night one tonight here on nbc. coming up next, we get an exclusi
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did you hear about the abominable ice cream man? what's that? he's a crazy ice cream eating monster who loves creamy delicious tillamook ice cream. (whispering) seriously? (door creaks) he's fast. tillamook ice cream, tastes better because it's made better. we are back, it's 8:53, and we have an exclusive first look at a new movie from actor, writer, and director zach braff. "wish i was here" is the story of a man in his 30s who finds his life at a major crossroads. and zach's star mandy patinkin is here as well. gentlemen, good morning to you. >> thanks for having us. >> for those of us who are huge
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fans of "garden state" and have waited and waited and waited for you to return behind the camera, why this movie, why now? >> it took a long time. i was doing "scrubs" and kept trying to make a new film. i kept running into problems. i'd lose my star or lose my financing. it never lined up. with this experience, i decided to try this out of the box experiment and go to crowd funding. so this is the first film of this size that is funded in part by the fans themselves. so 47,000 people contributed, and we raised our goal in 48 hours, and between them and my own money and some foreign presales, we got the budget of our movie and we made a movie. >> we've got an exclusive look at the trailer you guys have brought with us. let's check it out. >> i'm going to be laid up for a while. i'm going to need you to watch my dog. >> there's so much bad news. >> what about my dream? doesn't god believe in my pursuit of happiness? >> no. >> well, thank you.
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>> this is our father. you have to rally with me. >> absolutely not. >> what's happening? >> this. >> you let her shave her head? >> i was just innocently playing video games with the boy one. >> tucker. >> tucker, great kid. >> the boy one. so mandy, you get this gig, the story goes when you bumped into zach in the street. >> i was with my son gideon and zach bumped into us and said hi. and walked away and a few months later, we were at fairway having breakfast. and he said i got this movie, i read it. i wept like a baby when i read it. it was about family, it was about my sons and the connection to my sons and everything i wish for in a story. if you love somebody, tell them. how do you wake up and be here for the day? you only get so many and don't waste it. he asked me, and i went what, are you kidding? he took one of those selfies and
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we were off and running. >> i took a selfie just because i'm such a fan. i never go up to famous people on the street in new york because i'm so shy around famous people. but with mandy, i'm a lifelong fan, from "princess bride" to "homeland" and everything in between. i was like get your courage, you have to talk to mandy patinkin. >> i'm glad we turned down that street, because if we hadn't bumped into each other, it would have been somebody else. >> the full trailer is a today is the last day californians can register to vote for the upcoming june election. if you're already registered, you're good to go. let's check the weather with christina. good morning. >> good morning to you, scott. good morning to you at home.
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temperatures mostly in the upper 60s to low 70s for today. you'll notice the clouds increasing, as the storm system gets organized and moves closer to the bay area. this could actually generate some thunderstorms as we get into tomorrow. we'll keep the chance for tonight as well. about 20% chance for tomorrow. warming into memorial day.
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from nbc news, this is "today's take," with al roker, natalie morales, willie geist, and tamron hall, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. and welcome to "today" on a monday morning. it's may 19th, 2014. i'm willie geist along with al roker, natalie morales, and tamron hall. everybody talking about this hologram. >> yeah. >> this michael jackson hologram. kind of breathtaking, isn't it? >> it is. it stole the show last night at the billboard music awards. we heard rumors that it was going to happen. last night, we saw it in the flesh. can you say the flesh? >> it's not the flesh. >> the hologram, michael jackson performed "slave to the rhythm" with 16 backup dancers. a new track that was actually recorded in 1991.
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take a look at what happened. ♪ she danced with all the men ♪ >> the hologram was nearly a half year planning. this went down to the wire. a lawsuit, with this innovative technology, they believe it belongs to them. a judge said on friday the show must go on. so billboard producers breathing a sigh of relief with that big moment. but i saw the michael jackson show at mandalay bay, which also uses a digital image of him. breathtaking. not since i saw "this is it" had i been so moved bay michael jackson moment. it's huge. >> i guess i get why some people think it's creepy. i just think any time you can get michael jackson, i'll take it. he was dancing the way he danced. i don't think they cheapened his legacy in any way. >> it's paying tribute to him and his music, as there is this new album out. i think it's an incredible way
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to honor him. i mean, i can understand where people got emotional and some people thought it was a little disturbing, but i think it just honors his legacy. >> i think it looks amazing. the technology. the idea that you've got camera moves and all this and it's all registers. but there is just a little bit -- >> i get it. >> you know, what happens when you start bringing people back? >> natalie cole did it with her dad. hank williams jr. i think did the same thing. >> but the technology wasn't there at that point. it's almost -- it's just a little freaky. >> eerie. >> a little eerie. but i think it was so well-done. i mean, it really was. >> tasteful. >> yes, no question. >> it was fantastic. it's amazing that he recorded that song in 1991. natalie actual natalie actually got me to download it. never felt so good. i listened all day yesterday.
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top to bottom perfection. >> pepsi did this years ago where they brought back all these people in an elton john pepsi commercial. >> yes. >> there's no -- i mean, the estates of these people can basically control the image. and you don't know whether that person would want to be in that venue. >> here you hope it benefits his children. >> i know, i understand. >> the album sales. exactly. >> but would he, michael jackson, or anybody that does this or has this done to them, do they want that? >> they don't really have a say. >> they don't have a say. if they do -- >> that's another tv show. >> the music is so good. we had timbaland here who produced the record. said i can't believe this is all on the cutting room floor. how did this not make it? he said when you're that great, like even good is great, you know i mean? it wasn't good enough to make michael's initial albums but it's still better than everybody else's music. >> went through like 70
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different tracks. and so bring it to the eight that they've picked for this album, which goes to tell you how much other great music is out there that was michael's. >> and how talent lives forever. we're all dust in the ground, kids will be listening to michael jackson. >> what a downer. >> his talent lives forever. >> they'll be watching our holograms on the "today" show. >> i don't think so. >> not as much demand for that one? fair enough. you remember this piece of video that had us all catching our breath when we watched it. marcus crossland is the father here pushing his 6-year-old son dino down a 13-foot skate ramp at a park. the video was posted online in april. strong reaction, as you can imagine. dino's parents are now speaking out for the first time to the "today" show to explain what happened. >> it was a bonehead decision. that was my poor attempt at trying to help him overcome his fear. it was an effort to help him, but it didn't come across that
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way. i'm sorry that i made that decision, to use that tactic as opposed to another. sorry for the outcome. because of a decision i made, my wife and my children and everybody's got to deal with it. >> so dino's mother emily spoke to us on the "today" show this morning. she said her husband is kind hearted, he's a good father, she doesn't condone what he did. she said she was furious when she saw the piece of video. the family claims that he lost his job because of this incident. we reached out to his former employer. they couldn't confirm exactly why he lost that job. emily, the mother, says the family lost a babysitter and they're now actually going to move out of town because of some of the reaction they've gotten. florida's child welfare agency and the sheriff's office are still investigating. she said when i interviewed her, i'd hate to be judged by the worst two seconds of my life. she was furious at what happened. but she said we're trying to get on with our lives and he's a good dad. >> it's hard to look at that video still. there's no justification when you see that. but the kid is a really accomplished skateboarder.
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he's 6 years old and there's a lot of video of dino out there doing big stunts. >> look at him. >> he's pretty incredible. it's a fine line when you're a parent and you have to -- how do you push your kids to overcome their fear? but certainly pushing them over the edge -- >> i remember my dad pushing me into a pool. there was no water in it at the time. i'm just kidding. >> that explains everything. >> he didn't do that. but listen, we've all judged a lesson very well learned. by all accounts, he's a good dad. >> he lost his job. they're having to move. he says he lost the job because of this. and that they have to move. i think it's fair to have it investigated, but that should that kind of revenge be taken out on him is tough. to a lighter note, here's something hard to believe. '90s sitcoms are under attack. >> what? >> john stamos coming to their rescue. john stamos is defending 1990
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sitcoms after a "huffington post" blogger wrote tv shows like "full house" and "friends" were dumb and gave her unrealistic expectations about life. did you grow up in a bubble? did you have no parents? the blogger said when you get upset, someone chases after you and you can work as a coffee shop waitress and struggling writer and afford an 1,100 square foot apartment in manhattan. >> that's true. i always wondered how they could afford that. >> but you didn't put your life on hold trying to find that apartment. >> ridiculous. no. >> stamos wrote on facebook that "full house" did have some silly unrealistic stuff, but more good than bad came out of sitcoms. >> morals it to. >> it was warm-hearted. he suggested if the writer had kids, maybe he should watch reruns of "breaking bad" and see how that turns out. >> yeah. what's the moral of "breaking bad"? >> come on. they're sitcoms. they're on tv. they're not documentaries. >> they know this is fictional,
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right? >> i mean, do people walk around her house laughing? >> a laugh track. >> you have a home with only three walls. and four cameras in the house. come on. >> i actually have a studio audience in my home. >> willie geist has been filmed in front of a studio audience. your favorite sitcom? >> "fresh prince." there were so many. easily. >> i went with "the larry sanders show." garry shandling, one of the greats of all time. >> i went with "cheers." because everybody knows your name. >> i went with to me one of the most underrated sitcoms of the '90s, ran from 1990 to 1997, "wings." >> "wings" is a great tv show. nobody ever talks about it much, but that was spectacular. >> so good. well, we've got a really great piece of video to show you. of course, it is graduation season upon us. we actually have great pictures, i should say, rather than video. this great heartwarming
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surprise. check out the photos here. a marine surprises his wife onstage during the commencement address at northern essex kma community college. he had not seen his wife since he left for combat training just ten days after their marriage in february. the couple met two years ago on that same college campus. they were in a public speaking class together and they fell in love. so he was able to show up for graduation and surprise her. hopefully they had a little weekend together. >> they look great, as an army brat, i have to say that marine looks amazing. fantastic. >> one more reminder of the sacrifice they make. guy gets married and ten days later goes away. all right, al, let's get a look at the weather. >> we had all that heat and hot weather moving west. it's actually moving east now. where we have extreme drought conditions in texas, we do not need this kind of weather. this west coast ridge moves east from last week, and so as we watch this, we're looking at extreme drought. the drought monitor, the
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exceptional drought throughout much of northern and western texas into oklahoma. and it is just going to hang there. look at these temperatures. 100 in yuma. phoenix 100. as you make your way into texas and new mexico, we're looking at temperatures well over 100, into the 90s. fire weather watches from arizona all the way into texas and oklahoma as well. elevated fire risk, but look at the critical area. this is where we expect probably some fires to start forming. single digit relative humidity. sustained wind gusts of 40 miles per hour. and above normal temperatures. so we are going to be watching this very, very closely. same kind of conditions like we meanwhile, we've got a change coming into your california forecast for today. i'm meteorologist christine loren. overcast skies in san francisco right now. over mount tam, nice and clear for now. we do have a chance for isolated thunderstorms over your higher elevations later on today.
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very slim chance this afternoon, better chances tomorrow. temperatures will be comfortable. low 60s for san francisco. upper 60s for the peninsula. low 70s on the way for today in the south bay. >> and that's your latest weather. >> all right, al, thanks a lot. hey, my dad is here. >> yea! >> and that's a sitcom moment. >> i love it. we're going to hit the recliner to talk about the book we wrote together. it's called "good talk, dad." we're finally talking about the birds and the bees as i approach middle age. birds and the bees as i approach middle age. number 1 of my 20 is for chacne. you know, chin acne. uh-huh. not to brag, but i have the chin of a teenager. here you go. dinges for everyone! when i get hangry anything within arm's reach could be part of my number 20. hm, this is potpourri. mmmm. the new amex everyday credit card, with no annual fee. it's not food.
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♪ ♪ ♪ woooooah. ♪ [ male announcer ] you're not just looking for a house. you're looking for a place for your life to happen. zillow. my father bill geist and i -- bill geist, that's my father's name, and i realized in the last few years that there were a lot of father-son conversations we simply forgot to have over the years, or just decided not to have as i was growing up. so when my father finally told
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me he had parkinson's disease after keeping it from me and my sister for over ten years, we thought it might be a good idea to go back and write down all those thoughts and have those conversations. it's in a new book called "good talk, dad: the birds and the bees and other conversations we forgot to have." >> i was just kidding about the parkinson 's. i just wanted people to get my drink for me. >> boy, that is a long way to go to get people to get your drinks for you. >> i wanted to make sure it happened. >> we were just commenting. this is a lovely setup. much, much nicer than anything we've ever had before. >> our basement was unfinished, the laundry tubs over at the side. >> a lot of mice down there. so we've got vanderbilt. that's my school. we've got your fighting illini over there. we're all dialed up. >> half a pool table. >> so let's talk. why didn't we ever have the birds and the bees conversation? >> the birds and the bees -- first off, i wonder how many fathers really have the birds and the bees conversation. >> i agree. >> but it was awkward. and i thought you might contradict me. you kids in grammar school
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seemed to know more about sex than i did. >> i think it's kind of going that way. i guess for me, i never really wanted to have the talk. and going back and writing this book is confirmation for both of us that we never should have had the talk. >> yeah, because i thought of things -- like first of all, i didn't understand birds and the bees. why birds and bees? why not dogs and bees or whatever? >> yeah. >> but i did some research and found out that birds find their mates with colorful feathers and beautiful songs and, and bees -- bees can have sex or mate in midair. >> wow. that's impressive. >> they mate with the queen and then they drop dead. >> so you die after you have sex. that's fantastic. >> i thought maybe that was the wrong message. >> this is exactly why we didn't have the conversations. i think parenting style is interesting, too, because it wasn't until later in life that i realized that things were a little different in our house. a little off beat. we had a ceramic fiberglass cow in our yard that mom had bought for you for christmas. that's a whole other story. imagine growing up with a big
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cow in your front yard. we had pictures of the steak n shake restaurant food, that you see in steak n shake restaurants in our living room. that was the art in our house. cheeseburgers and milkshakes. >> right. and elvis bust on the plant stand. >> that's all true. i think for you, parenting was a little bit different back then. >> it was. those were different times. and your mother -- mothers weren't quite as neurotic, if i may say so, as they are today. or careful. she drank wine, water skied, went to grateful dead concerts. that's partially the reason you turned out the way you are. >> drinking was another conversation that we didn't really have. i think it's fair to say your philosophy was drink in the house, have some around us, but that kind of snowballed into some other activities. >> i didn't know what was going on outside. i had one of your friends's fathers called me and said there are ninjas going up the side of our house. you guys were taking rock
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climbing in high school. and so you were taking beer and yourself and possibly women, young girls, up to his third floor bedroom. >> that's true. we were rappelling down the side of the house with drinks and beer. and the other thing you didn't realize i don't think until you opened the book was that we were running a fake i.d. syndicate. >> i didn't know that. >> out of your kitchen. in the state of new jersey, you could peel off the top of the license, so we'd go over mom's stove and we'd get some steam going. >> was she cooking? >> she had fettuccine on the other boiler and we were melting glue off. >> i answered a call once on vacation that your fake i.d.s had been rejected. >> that's true. >> and one of your friends took off and eluded police for several hours. i had to talk him down. >> i think we had a good talk right here. did we just have a good talksome. >> i think so. >> it was decent. >> more than we've ever had our whole life. >> the longest deep conversation we've ever had. >> i like the chairs.
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>> the chairs add something, don't they? get yourself back. there it is. you can just hang out for the rest of the hour. >> thanks. >> the book is "good talk, dad: the birds and the bees and other conversations we forgot to have." dad, i'll see you at home. coming up next, news you need before you head out the door and we're kicking off the three-day series called "what's if." we've got a mechanic here to tell us what to do if your car won't start. we're back after these messages. ? cozy or cool? or "woof"? everything exactly the way you want is...until boom, its bedtime. your mattress it's a battleground of thwarted desire. enter the sleep number bed, designed to let couples sleep together in individualized comfort. he's the softy: his sleep number setting is 35. you're the rock at 60. and snoring? sleep number's even got an adjustment for that. you can only find sleep number at a sleep number store. hurry in for memorial day weekend savings. all beds are on sale, starting at just $649.99. know better sleep with sleep number.
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in, told her daughter to point out the boy who had been bullying her. they said she grabbed the 11-year-old boy by the throat and threatened him in front of other children. deputies arrested her and they're looking into the bullying allegations. we're going to have a look at weather and traffic right after this break.
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beautiful blue sky for the time being own san rafael. you can see mount tam. a nice looking day shaping up. temps out of the 50s, into the 70s for most of the inland valley spots. already clouding up in the east bay. we have a storm system on the way that will bring thunderstorms through tonight. a better chance for tomorrow. and then the warm-up is on, as we get into your memorial day weekend. we'll take you through your full forecast at 11:00 today. let's check your drive, metering lights, are they on right now? >> they're still on. they usually extend until about 11:00 a.m. a little break as far as the
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traffic flow. at the toll plaza, we see the lanes coming off the maze a little lighter. look at the map, we still have that very slow drive from hercules down to richmond, berkeley, very slow, starting to break up through berkeley. oakland much better for 580 and 880. the south bay had no real issues except for north 87, which continues to be slow. the latest crash is cleared away. i'll have another local news update in half nourl. dog's fleas and ticks is staring you right in the face. nexgard from the makers of frontline® plus it's the only chew that kills both fleas and american dog ticks. vets recommend it, and dogs, well they're begging for it. nexgard is for dogs only and hasn't been evaluated for use in pregnant, breeding or lactating dogs. reported side effects include vomiting, dry flaky skin, diarrhea, lethargy and lack of appetite. use with caution in dogs with a history of seizures.
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recommended by vets. loved by dogs. from the makers of frontline® plus. welcome to "today" on this monday morning, may 19th, 2014. i'm willie along with al, tamron, and natalie. we've got the rubik's cube. >> these are so frustrating. >> you've got a little google page up here. >> yeah, google has dedicated its page to the rubik's. we all admitted we were the kids who peeled off. >> i just didn't play with it. it was useless. >> this epa makes -- this makes an already complicated game even more complicated. but i'm going to try to do it here. so you can change the direction of the cube. isn't that cool? look. >> i think if somebody at work is on google a lot today, you can blame this for that. >> how much wasted time. >> all the activity that will
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suffer today. >> it's like a day after the super bowl. no one's productive. >> we've lost tamron for the rest of the show. >> i can't peel it off, though. >> she's out. >> while you do that, al's going to try to figure out the weather. >> that's another puzzle. i think i've got that one solved. for today, wet weather in the pacific northwest. also in the upper mississippi river valley. southern third of the country going to be sunny and hot. some fog, though, down through the southeast into central georgia. tomorrow, we're looking for more wet weather making its way through the plains on into the upper great lakes. look for sunny and hot conditions continuing through the gulf coast. are you even close? >> no, not even close. >> not even 9:31. happy monday to you. i'm meteorologist christina loren. we have an overcast sky, breezy as well. we want to show you the clouds really increasing in san jose. we have an isolated chance for mountain thunderstorms today,
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and better chance as we get into tomorrow. but for today, you'll notice that cool ocean breeze and comfortable taesmts. 70 degrees in the south bay. 69 for the peninsula. 62 degrees in san francisco and 66 in the east bay. >> and that's your latest weather. today, we're kicking off our special three-part series, "what happens if." for example, car problems. they are no fun. this clip from "my cousin vinny vts shows us there's always something new to learn when it comes to cars. >> how do you get mud into the tires? >> that's just a figure of speech. the mud gets around the inside of the wheel, throws the balance off. >> you ever hear of that, mud in the tires? >> no. >> she never heard of it. she knows everything about cars. [ laughter ] >> see, down here, everybody gets stuck in the mud now and then. >> if you do get stuck in the mud, or perhaps your windshield wiper flies off, don't fret,
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because here to tell you what to do is mechanic and founder of womenautoknow.com is audra. it's bound to happen at some time or another, your car won't start. could be the battery or the starter is not working. how do you differentiate the two? >> there are two main reasons. for the starter, well, it sounds something like this. i brought a sound for you. so take a listen. >> just a click. that's all you hear. nothing catching. >> just a click. the second main reason is a bad battery. now, if you go to your car and you try the horn or the radio, put the key in, and you hear something like -- here's another sound. >> i know that sound. it's happened to me a couple times. >> oh too well. well, that's an indication that your battery is bad and you need a jump start. >> okay. which is pretty simple. >> which is pretty simple. if it's a starter, on the other hand, you can try putting your car into neutral and rocking it
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a little bit, try starting it again. if it doesn't work, well in that case, you're going to need a tow. >> what if the start ser the problem? >> you can try putting it into neutral.er is the problem? >> you can try putting it into neutral. >> let's get to the windshield problem here. a lot of times this happens. especially after winter, the spring showers. the blade falls off. if you keep driving with it, what are the consequences? >> well, consequences are serious. it's very dangerous because arm is metal, and it will literally etch into the windshield. so what you want to do is pull over. and find something in your car. look around for a soft cloth or i don't know, a t-shirt or something and you want to wrap it around the arm. >> a temporary fix. >> and that's key. it's a temporary fix. put the rubber band on tight or a hair tie if you have long hair. put it on. because windshields are expensive. it will save you a lot of money. >> so now that we've got warm weather coming up, some cars start overheating as you get
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into the warmer weather. >> they sure do. paying attention to your dashboard. that's really key. because there are indicators like the dashboard lying or the temperature gauge that rises. so you can be proactive. in the event that it does overheat, if off clogged radiator, bad thermostat or radiator hoses. it's very soft compared to this one. they develop pinholes, which when the antifreeze goes in the hot engine, it will make your engine smoke, and that's when you need to pull over so you don't blow a head gasket. but if you don't have time to pull over, you can, even in the summer, turn the air conditioner off, put the heat on high -- >> that's hot in the summer. >> but it's pulling the heat from the engine come papartment which is going to buy you some time. >> this is a problem a lot of people have. oil leaks in the driveway or in your garage. how do you get rid of that. >> well, convenient household
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items are certainly going to help you out. detergent. and baking soda. you're going to put it on to the stain. scrub it in. let it sit overnight. and the next day, sweep it up. if it doesn't completely remove, at least it will minimize. >> and you get mud into your car now because you've got the spring thaw. >> more if you're stuck in the mud, right? >> definitely if you're stuck. so dual purpose. your car comes stock with floor mats. if you're going to be stuck, the worst thing you can do is continue to spin out because you're going to dig a hole deeper and heat up your transmission. get out of the car with your floor mat. look to see which of the wheels is getting you stuck. >> which side do you put it on? >> which way you're going matters. so if you're going forward, then you're going to put the floor mat in front. and if you're going in reverse, then you're going to put it behind. go back into your car.
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make sure there's nobody around you for safety purposes and you don't want to get splashed with mud. >> exactly. >> and that will give you enough traction to pull yourself out. >> fantastic. >> great idea. >> then you need to replace the mat. audra, good to to have you here. tomorrow on "what happens if" you get stuck in an elevator, we're going to look at your personal safety. i have been waiting for this next segment all day. nothing beats a little hometown cooking. tamron is in the kitchen with her dish of choice fro ♪ ♪ ♪
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my favorite joint in the world, luling's city market. my mouth is watering as i speak. but just take a look at why i love it so much. my favorite hometown restaurant is the city market in the heart of bustling luling, texas. population -- hmm, i don't know, maybe a couple of thousand on a big day. the city market is legendary. it ties into my childhood. it is not fancy. and it's not supposed to be. they give you whatever you want. ribs, pork. my favorite is the sausage. bright red. we have special sauce made at the city market. you drizzle it on. there is grease and salt. my mouth is watering. all kinds of things happening there. but it's all delicious. my grandfather was a sharecropper who later became a pit master not very far from the city market. so i'm pretty particular about my barbecue. it's in my blood. i'm lewis mitchell's granddaughter. so you cannot be the pit
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master's granddaughter and not know good meat. so joey capella and aaron ellis are here. we already started digging in. so let me first start -- what's the secret? i've wondered my entire life. why does the meat taste better in luling? >> it tastes better in luling because of the smoke. >> what kind of smoke -- what kind of wood do you use? >> post oak. >> now, why is that special? >> the post oak, it burns slow, so it doesn't burn the meat. and it also puts off a whole lot of smoke. >> the other thing i wondered about joey is the sauce. this is how it's served, by the way, in the restaurant. you get a piece of paper. >> it smells great. >> you get your side. you get a piece of white bread. we don't do wheat bread in luling. and a big red soda. is it spicy? >> my hands are clean. >> so, what is the secret to also the sauce? what's the ingredient in there? joey, what's in it? can you tell us? >> i can't tell you.
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it's a secret. >> we'd have to kill you. >> even me? i'm from luling. come on. no? >> it's just good because it's sweet and tangy. >> i have to confess to the audience watching. our hometown is 5,500 people. al's daughter's high school class is bigger. these guys have never been in new york. you were walking around saying, what? >> oh, my goodness, amazing. >> what about the sausage? >> oh, the sausage -- >> you love that, right? >> this is my favorite. i keep a luling's sausage in my freezer for good luck. i've had it now for like ten years in my freezer. >> the same one? >> same one in the freezer for good luck. >> time to get a new one. >> this is great sausage. >> they'll show us how it's done. >> i guess that sausage is working. >> i've had great luck. what's the trick if we're cooking this weekend? >> seasoning is just a mixture of these three. salt, black pepper, red pepper. >> aaron, this is the black pepper, red pepper. and then what do we do? we rub it in there? >> yes, you rub it.
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and then you let it sit. >> how long do we let it sit? >> overnight. >> overnight. okay, come on. just dump it on? >> just sprinkle it. >> i was going to overseason it. what cut of meat do you like? do you trim the fat off? >> we usually trim it before we get to this. >> before we season it up. >> you've got to get both sides. there you go. guys, you like it? >> oh, my gosh. >> willie's moving. >> this brisket's amazing. >> if we don't have that wood, how do we smoke it at home? >> you can put it -- just make sure that you don't put it over direct heat. you don't want it hot. you want it to cook slow. >> what's the trick in cutting? how do i slice my brisket? >> most people want to cut the brisket with the grain. but we do it against the grain. it's actually kind of the long way. when you cut that brisket against the grain like this, it's going to come out way more tender that way. and then you're going to get a
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little bit of fad at and a litt bit of lean, as opposed to having a dry piece of meat or fat piece of peace. >> you can go to our website to get the pinto bean. this is the finished product. we use a little bacon fat. a little chili powder. and brisket seasoning. >> you guys are awfully quiet. >> can we do this again and again and again? >> the city market, go online, google it. if you're ever in south central texas, head on down. and tomorrow, we've got natalie's home state for some home cooking. >> uh-huh. that's right. >> her mouth is full. >> this sin crediblis incredibl. >> the pop band magic coming up >> this sin crediblis incredibl. when folks think aboutcoming up what they get from alaska, they think salmon and energy. but the energy bp produces up here creates something else as well: jobs all over america. engineering and innovation jobs. advanced safety systems & technology.
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this song. you're up to like ten million views on youtube. >> yeah. >> how exciting is it to have one song that you wrote and perform? >> it's unbelievable. we thought we were just going to be a cool reggae pop band and try to get like an indie following or something kind of on that side. but we didn't think that every radio station would play it around the world. we're very lucky. >> well, here it comes. "rude." >> thank you, guys. >> magic! >> good morning. ♪ saturday morning jumped out of bed ♪ ♪ put on my best suit got in my car ♪ ♪ raced like a jet all the way to you ♪ ♪ knocked on your door with heart in my hand ♪ ♪ to ask you a question 'cause i know that you're ♪ ♪ an old fashioned man
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yeah yeah ♪ ♪ can i have your daughter for the rest of my life ♪ ♪ say yes 'cause i need to know ♪ ♪ say i'll never get your blessing until the day i day ♪ ♪ tough luck my friend but the answer is no ♪ ♪ why you got that be so rude don't you know i'm human too ♪ ♪ why you gotta be so rude gonna marry her anyway ♪ ♪ marry that girl marry her anyway ♪ ♪ marry her no matter what you say ♪ ♪ why you gotta be so rude i hate to do this you leave no choice ♪ ♪ i can't live without her love me or hate me ♪
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♪ standing at that alter we will run away ♪ ♪ to another galaxy you know she's in love with me ♪ ♪ she will go anywhere i go can i have your daughter ♪ ♪ for the rest of my life say yes, say yes ♪ ♪ 'cause i need to know you say i'll never get your blessing until the day i day ♪ ♪ but the answer's still no why you gotta be so rude ♪ ♪ don't you know i'm human too why you gotta be so rude ♪ ♪ gonna marry her anyway marry that girl ♪ ♪ marry her anyway no matter what you say ♪ ♪ marry that girl and we'll be a family ♪ ♪ why you gotta be so rude
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rude ♪ ♪ can i have your daughter for the rest of my life ♪ ♪ say yes 'cause i need to know ♪ ♪ say i'll never get your blessing until the day i die ♪ ♪ tough luck my friend why you gotta be so rude ♪ ♪ don't you know i'm human too why you gotta be so rude ♪ ♪ i'm gonna marry her anyway marry that girl ♪ ♪ marry her anyway marry that girl ♪ ♪ no matter what you say marry that girl ♪ ♪ we'll be a family say why you gotta be so rude ♪ ♪ whoa oh oh why you gotta be so rude ♪
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>> yeah! [ applause ] >> woohoo! >> magic! thanks so much. we're back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc.
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hey, kathie lee and hoda. >> willie, your dad is adorable. >> cool guy. >> now we know where you get it from. >> guess who we have, you guys. liam neeson. >> that's how you say it? >> that's how they say
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good morning, everyone. 9:56. governor brown said california is bracing for the worst fire season in history. the governor appeared on abc yesterday and said climate change is a huge factor. the state has 5,000 firefighters and $600 million to battle
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blazes, but it may not be enough. there have been more than 1,500 wildfires since the start of the year, and that's double the average. police hope witnesses will help them track down the person who shot a bicyclist in san jose. the drive-by shooting happened yesterday afternoon on south capital avenue, not far from lake cunningham. the victim was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. witnesses say the gunman fired out of a late 1990s maroon honda with front end damage. let's check your weather this monday morning. >> good morning to you. those clouds increasing with the naked eye. at this point there's actually a storm system on the way to the bay area. we're at 59 degrees in oakland. throughout the day the clouds steadily increase, might actually get thunderstorms over the higher elevations as we get into tonight. 69 degrees along the peninsula. 65 degrees in the east bay. we do have changes to tell you
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about. as we get into the latter portion of tonight, isolated mountain thunder. better chance tomorrow. we'll keep you updated today at 11:00. >> we're looking to the bay bridge toll plaza, where we have slower driving across the east shore freeway. north bo look at this, mountainview into palo alto. slow coming into the area also for west 237. that continues with the ripple effect there. we're showing you still a slower drive down to the backup we saw at the bay bridge toll plaza. we'll have another local news update coming up in half an hour.
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from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. hello, everybody. welcome to fun day monday, it is may 19th. so glad you're with us. hope you had a fantastic weekend. it was just beautiful here on the east coast. >> gorgeous. we have a great show. liam neeson. >> liam neeson. shannen doherty. >> yeah. >> why do you say it like that? >> because we always did. he would walk around even when liam neeson wasn't on the show and go liam neeson, he just loved to show it. that's for you, reege. >> how was your weekend? what did you do? >> we have a picture of what we did this weekend.
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that's what we did this weekend. i tweeted out happiness is a beautiful may day with nothing to do but snooze. and we just -- and the dogs agreed. just outside, just beautiful. >> it started off everyone thinking it would be a terrible dw beginning of the weekend. the rain came overnight, sparkly, sun shiny. >> you went to the hamptons. >> couple of days. >> with boots and blake. >> boots and blake, the three of us went. we had a good time. before we left for the weekend, you and i had some fun. >> we had a busy day on -- on friday, the last day on "the view" for barbara. she's going to continue as executive producer, but it was a remarkable day. >> 29 women in television news came out to surprise barbara one by one. and to say a few words to her. and it was really something. i think to watch all those people in a room together at once, you saw connie chung, and,
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you know, meredith. >> it was fun to catch up with people we haven't seen in a long time. >> paula zahn. >> it was great. >> connie chung came over to me, grabbed me and said such dirty things in my ear. >> she has a foul mouth. she's fun. i like her. >> i won't tell you what she said. let's put it this way, our show makes her laugh. >> she and meredith both have that in common. >> yes, yes. that was -- congratulations to barbara. i think she'll probably have another primetime special on in a week, though. i don't she'll be able to -- >> her one on friday night was through the roof. >> terrific. >> congrats. >> the billboard awards last night. you watched them and i didn't. >> i saw bits and pieces. the big winner was justin timberlake. he took everything. he was not able to be there. >> he's in europe on a tour. >> he taped his acceptance speech. i guess he knew he won. let's watch. >> i love you guys. it is not a competition, but if it was, i won.
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i want to thank everybody on earth, everybody on earth, except -- except donald sterling. i don't want to -- >> okay. >> so he won for -- >> seven awards. he won everything. he won everybody. and also -- >> he's in the prime right now. >> yes, he is. he's got it. carrie underwood and miranda lambert sang a duet. they both looked -- >> rock 'n' roll, i hear. >> awesome. >> it is called "something bad." ♪ don't know what happened something bad ♪ ♪ oh something bad >> i love when country and rock come together like that. >> the legs on those ladies. katy perry, miley cyrus performed from their country tour. >> lorde won for best new artist and her hair was straight. i was, like -- >> she seems so much older than 17. it is kind of really kind of impossible to believe she's 17.
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>> she had a wild, crazy outfit on. >> jennifer lopez won the icon award and who won it last year? did you find out? prince won it last year. okay. so somebody who proved their mettle through the years. >> yes. she has sold a ton of albums and she's kind of everywhere. what a weird moment, i don't know whether it was something to be seen, whether you loved it or not, michael jackson's hologram. he was dancing. i'll tell you about it more in buzz, but you saw the image. it is a little eerie. i don't know. >> macabre. >> we'll talk about it in the buzz. >> that happened on "saturday night live." >> you knew they would -- >> yeah. beyonce and solange. >> this is what "saturday night live," because they are crack reporters, they got the audio track that wept wint with the s in the elevator. >> allegedly. let's watch. >> you know what, and to prove it, we got an exclusive version
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of the leaked video. this time with the audio included. >> it tells a completely different story. look. >> man what a great party. >> i know. yep. >> oh, my god. there's a spider on you. >> what? get it. you know i hate spiders. >> it keeps moving. >> kick it. >> i got it. >> oh, great job. i love you, solange. >> i love you too. >> hey. thanks again for that help with that spider. >> you know what, no problem. foot five. >> let's go back to the party. >> yeah. >> and then maya rudolph, who i'm crazy about, love her, she made an appearance as beyonce. let's take a look at that. >> hey, it's me, beyonce. yonce. queen b. last week we was all at the met ball having a great time. we been drinking, watermelon. but the next morning, we woke up and saw that people had posted a
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video of us and i was, like, uh-oh, uh-oh, uh-oh, no, no, no, no. >> she's adorable. she's got her own variety show airing tonight right here on nbc after "the voice". >> i can't wait. i can't stay up, i can't wait to see it. she's going to be so funny. >> she's going to kick it. >> some guys that were kicking it, who knew there was a b bromance with brad pitt and matthew mcconaughey. they were across balconies and didn't know each other. they decided to start a conversation in the french quarter. it had to be something for people downstairs. wanted to get him a drink or something, i think. >> is that -- what hotel is he at? >> it could be -- no, they have a home in the quarters. i think it is their -- those are just a lot of the french quarter homes are like that.
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that's crazy. pretty cute. >> why didn't they take and go over and see matthew mcconaughey too. >> someone was on the street drinking and shooting. okay. >> so what else? >> california chrome, congratulations, won the preakness. by only 1 1/2 lengths. that's slowing down. he's now one race away from the triple crown. >> controversy. he had one of those breathe right strip things for horses on his nose and i guess it lets the air go in. because maybe he has allergies. i don't know. anyway, now there is a question about whether or not he'll be able to wear that breathe right type strip at the final belmont, yeah. so we don't know. >> they have to ask for permission. and officials do not usually allow them to wear are a nasal strip. they're considering a rule change. i thought it was decorative. i know nothing about horse training or horses.
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you know what, my cousin linda years ago married one of the top horse trainers in the world. king letterbury. and i still don't know anything at all about horses. she told me some stuff. >> i hope they let him in. i think with or without it. can we say hi to alec? alec is here. he's here with his mom. yes. exactly. he does our stuff on the plaza. he's the one who rounds everybody up. >> he's the love bone of nbc. >> yes, he is. his mother is adorable. we're glad you came to say hi to us. >> we also have today our own skype, we have brenda michaels from washington. she's our this month's winner on everyone has a story. hello. you have an amazing story. can you tell us everybody briefly what we're going to be writing a song for you about this thursday? >> yes. you're going to be writing a song for me about what i experienced going through cancer three times.
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and turning down chemotherapy when they told me that without it, i probably maybe would only live a year afterwards or maybe a little longer. so -- >> how long has that been? how long has that been, brenda? >> 24 years. >> wow. >> that's called survivor. >> yeah. >> david and i have already written it. it is called "an unusual gift" because you used that in your letter. you didn't know cancer would be such an unusual gift to you. you don't want to miss this, this thursday. morgan, awesome leading lady on broadway will sing your song. so you get on a plane and come see us, all right? >> i will. i'm so excited. thank you so much. >> thank you. you look beautiful. >> so sweet. >> she's going to be such an encouragement to so many people out there who have been given news that you just think is hopeless. >> yes. >> it is not. >> favorite things. you have to go first. >> i'm wearing it. i'm wearing it. >> show it off. >> claret sung woo, one of my
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favorite designers, a black jump suit, it is $120 from claret sung woo.com. my friend sunny sent it to me. >> and the belt. i love it. >> i wish they made it in every color in the rainbow. >> i love it. >> thank you, hodi. >> mine it time to start running because it is getting warm out and i pick these every year. i have to remind everyone because it is the only shoe on earth that works for me. >> it comes in your size. >> it is the asics gel nimbus. >> what a name. >> whatever. they're $150, but let me tell you something, as opposed to knee surgery, it is great. i run in these all the time and i try to switch them out every six months because -- >> they're cute, though. >> they're adorable and worth it. anyway, that's that. >> why we have nutella cronuts, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of nutella. >> nutella is in the cronuts? >> it is. >> amazing.
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western outlaw in the seth mcfarland comedy "a million ways to die in the west." take a look. >> where did you learn to shoot? >> your wife. >> oh, snap. >> look, look, look, before you kill me, just grant me a few last words, all right? >> make it quick. >> let anna live, all right? let her live. this is not her fault. i kissed her. she didn't kiss me, all right. it is not her fault. i mean, she didn't tell me she was married, so it is a little bit her fault, i guess, but, yeah, i guess it is kind of true, so maybe just shoot her in the arm? >> that's the only clip we can actually show you. so nice to have you here. >> good to see you. >> yes. one of nine movies he has coming out this year. >> you're a busy man. >> yeah. but january this year, yeah, i have nine. >> this movie, any kind of seth mcfarland production, you know, is going to be crazy.
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but your character clinch leatherwood, your real name, clinch leatherwood. >> has a ring to it. >> you looked at the script and saw that was your name, what did you -- >> i thought it has to be clinch or leatherwood. >> there is a story behind that as well, isn't there? tell us about your -- >> a few years ago, ten, 11 years ago, the kids came home from school and said, dad, dad, you were on "family guy" last night. i said, what is "family guy." told me what it was. i saw the episode. and seth makes fun of, like, the character -- one of the characters, makes fun of -- what would it be like if liam neeson was in a western. so they sent me up trying to do a western. cut to a few years later --
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>> and here you are. >> would you do a western? i said i would only do it if i can do it in my broad irish accent. >> are you happy with the way the movie turned out? >> it is a very, very funny moment. it is hard to single people out in it. sarah silverman made me giggle very, very much. >> she plays the prostitute. very good at it. >> now you play a straight laced guy. was that hard not to break up given the cast? >> sometimes, yeah. but i was very aware i have to be, like, a -- >> you don't have the jokes. >> no, i don't. in fact, the more serious i am, hopefully the funnier it is. >> this was shot in june in a burning hot, new mexico, right? >> new mexico, yes. >> how was that? >> 106, 108 degrees. >> in heavy clothing. >> dry heat.
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>> yes. >> i was amazed to read that you were not happy with your performance in that incredible "schindler's list" film, which you were nominated for an oscar. you didn't like it. i was stunned by that. >> too early to get into all that. but i wasn't. steven made an extraordinary film. it is just i saw it recently, there just as a performer you look at certain thins and you think i would have changed that. >> what about third "taken," did you think that would take off? >> i would have lost a lot of money if i thought we would do three. >> we have a lot of your castmates on, charlize tomorrow. >> easy on the eyes. >> even in 106 degree weather. she made it hotter. >> she's got that perspiration thing down. >> thank you. >> thanks so much. if reege was here, he would go
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liam neeson. he loved to say your name. all best. have a great summer. >> a million ways to die in the west will on open on may 30th in a theater near to you what were your favorite celebrities up to this weekend? we have the latest buzz. this weekend? we have the latest buzz. >> if you hear your meven when we needed bstuff for the home. i was a negative nancy. but thanks to fingerhut.com now we can shop with low monthly payments. and they've got over 50,000 choices from brands like samsung, kitchenaid, xbox. two words: mini-donut maker. ah, that's three words. just click on over to fingerhut.com for the credit you deserve to get all kinds of great stuff. oh! i hope that's our new espresso machine. and that hot delivery guy.
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>> who is it? >> we spin the globe and span the globe. wi where will it stop? >> where? >> there we are in bloomington, indiana. >> emily taylor watches us on wkhr. >> you're there with your mom carrie. congratulation congratulations. >> how are you guys? >> oh, my gosh. >> hi. >> before we tell you what you've won, we want to tell everyone why you're our fan of the week. >> emily loved our show, but watching it with her mom makes it extra special because emily's high school days, the fourth hour has been their time together. >> wow. >> when emily went off to college, so sad, she and her mom continued to watch and text each other daily about the show. even when she studied abroad, emily found a way to keep connected and sent her mom pictures with us throughout her travels. that is so, so cute. >> emily said she entered for her mom because carrie deserves to be recognized as a true fan
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and awesome mom. we love her, emily. now we test your fandom with a trivia question. >> we'll give you everything anyway. but fun to ask questions. a lot of traveling away from home, earlier this month our show travelled to l.a. from what tv set did we broadcast from? >> "the voice". >> you know where you're going? >> you're going to palm springs, florida, to stay at the beautiful brazilian court hotel, four days, three nights, lounge by the pool, explore the local beaches, shop and go to galleries. awesome. >> you can enjoy mother/daughter pedicures at the spa and special dinner at cafe blue. ladies, are you excited? >> so excited. thank you so much. >> i love them. >> they're probably going to have a brazilian before they go to the brazilian. that's what i would do. bye. >> ladies, have fun. >> thank you for being on the
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school in santa rosa during lunch on friday. deputies said she didn't check in, told her daughter to point out which boy had been bullying her. she grabbed the 11-year-old boy which the throat and threatened him in front of a bunch of kids. they're looking into the bullying allegations as well. we'll take a look at weather and traffic after the break.
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welcome back. now happy monday to you. i'm meteorologist christina loren. this, of course, beautiful san jose, increasing clouds.
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we'll see intervals of clouds and sun throughout the day today. temperatures mostly in the low 70s. couple mid-60s out there. 65 degrees in san francisco. 71 degrees if the east bay and south bay for today. a slight chance of thunderstorms today, but generally mild with sun and clouds. tomorrow, better chance for thunderstorms. and then we're going to warm you up as we get into the memorial day weekend. we'll show you that forecast today at 11:00. we're looking over to the east shore freeway where the camera was shaking. the breeze going around the area. not a big deal for the bay bridge, but an easier drive down the east shore freeway. west 80, a four-car incident on the shoulder. lanes are clear. the rest of the drive looking pretty good. both sides of the bay a little smoother than before. north 87, still slow, but continuing recovery from a tough morning for 187.
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mike, thanks. we'll have another local newscast coming up in a half hour, at 11:00. everything hollywood you may have missed over the weekend because it was so gorgeous. >> from the michael jackson performance to george clooney, chris witherspoon from "the grio.com" has all the scoop. the michael jackson hologram, that was interesting and hard to -- i don't know. i thought it was a little creepy. >> it was a feat. it was amazing to watch. he came out and performed 16 dancers behind him, performed "slave to the rhythm." it was amazing and people in the audience were crying, emotional. and there was a little bit of buzz behind the hologram, the
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company that owns the hologram, hologram usa said there were a bunch of lawsuits flying around that they didn't want it to take place, but it won, the show went on. >> it went over well. >> people were on their feet the whole time. >> just reminds you of what an unbelievable talent he was. nobody like him. >> and it seemed so authentic. >> dances were great. >> robin thicke, we hear he wants his girl back and decided to declare it. >> the song "get her back." people were buzzing things that this song was actually a way too get paula patton so listen to him, to hear his plea, take him back. we sought comment from robin thicke and they said they have no official statement. paula patton, everybody is saying it is. the lyrics say it all. >> is it go to be a hit. >> i don't think it is meant to be a hit. i think it is meant to make a statement. >> they were together since they were in high school. >> a long history. we're hoping the best for them. >> i wonder if that's the way to
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get her back or another buzzie thing to do. >> she has to feel flattered. >> okay. let's talk about beyonce. i love that maya rudolph impression of her. >> the "snl" sketch. >> beyonce, solange and jay z all together in new orleans. >> on saturday, beyonce posted this photograph on instagram. and her caption was new orleans may 17th, 2014. letting everybody know, we are together, it is saturday, we made amends with the family, putting all the drama behind them. it is a great photo. tmz is reporting they went to brunch together in new orleans, where solange lives now. >> the two of them. >> and jay z as well. >> everyone was in new orleans this weekend by the way. >> i know. a couple of others, brad pitt. >> and matthew mcconaughey. >> then they released a trailer, a movie mock trailer for the on the run tour called "run" featuring jake gyllenhaal, reshe'dia jones, don cheadle,
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all the great celebrities. it is a fun movie trailer. at the end, it says, this will never happen. there has been so much buzz they would do a movie together at some point. >> but they're getting ready to do their -- >> their tour. june 25th. >> what happened to michael buble's tooth? >> michael buble. he performed in sydney, australia, on friday, worldwide tour. into his song, second song into his set, and knocked this tooth out with the microphone. >> oh! >> you talked to him before. he knocked his tooth out, went on instagram, put on the photo with the oxygen mask and said at the dentist, getting fixed up for my final show tonight. so clearly he wants his fans to know this happened, no one noticed in the concert. he went through the rest of the set without this tooth in the front of his mouth. >> no one noticed? >> what a champ. >> such a pro. >> he's hilarious, such a good
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sport. >> he makes fun of himself so well. >> thank you so much. >> thank you. >> if you ever questioned the way you're living your life, emily griffin has a book for you. >> a great book. and from sharknado, shannen doherty takes her turn. [ male announcer ] rethink your sunscreen.
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from the guys who brought you sharknado comes a new horror flick called "blood lake: attack of the killer lamb." >> if you're wondering what that is, take a look at what happens when shannen doherty encounters one firsthand. >> what? >> get out of here. get out of here! >> no. >> go! >> no way. >> go.
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>> no. >> what's happening? >> this movie is unbelievable. >> i know you made it completely tongue in cheek, knowing exactly what you were getting into. >> yes. >> you succeeded. >> i've never done a horror movie or a creature feature before. and i was, like, i'm going to do this because that's cool. >> was it all cgi? >> it was all cgi. it was me having to pretend there is lambpreys everywhere. >> you do that kind of innovation in the past. >> yes. >> "charmed". >> we had demons supposedly coming at us. i'm used to it, but, still, i think it is always so funny to have a director yelling at you, like, one is crawling up your leg. and you're, like, oh, my god, this is so bad and there is nothing. >> this is an animal planet thing? >> animal planet. i wanted to work with animal planet. i was, like, oh, my god, what a
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great thing. it is animal planet and i'm with sea shepherd and then you go to work with one of these things. and you're, like, i'm not quite sure i get the tie-in anymore. >> it is brutal. that's the first guy that discovers the -- i couldn't watch some of the scenes. >> it is bloody. >> is it? >> oh, my gosh, yes. it is gory. >> yes. >> who else is in this? >> imagine this being -- eating at you. >> forget it. >> not pleasant. >> not a good way to die. >> it does leave it open for a sequel. seriously, anyone. >> what? no. >> you never know. >> we want to try -- don't we want to try? will you direct us? >> i would love to. >> here is the script. >> okay. >> you're playing me. you're playing my daughter. >> what am i? nicole? >> acting out the scene we just saw? >> yes. you're eventually going to grab
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the curling iron. >> who? >> you. >> me? >> we can fake it a little bit. you're going to grab a fake lambprey with it and burn it. >> okay. you can do it. >> ready and action. >> why? get out of here! >> no. no way. >> louder. >> okay. >> which part is me. >> keep going. >> here's you. >> there's too many of them. >> i need you to go find your brother. >> it's crawling up your leg. >> oh. >> we are awful. >> that was amazing. >> yeah, that's -- i don't know what they paid you, but it wasn't enough. >> you're right. you guys have to be in the sequel. you should do it. >> we got an offer for sharknado 2 and we should have taken it. we said not now.
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>> it couldn't get past my brace. take that. yes. >> before we go, if you wouldn't mind, we want to ask you about tori. she's been in the news a lot. we have been watching her reality show. have you been in touch? do you know how she's doing? >> i don't know how she's doing but tori is a great girl. i said it the other night, she has to love herself and she deserves it. she deserves to have happiness. >> you think it is okay to see it all play out on tv? >> i have no idea. that's a personal choice. >> okay. >> it is -- it is not a personal choice i would make, but i think for everybody, everybody has their own process, cathartic for them and what works. >> yeah. >> and she has to do what's best for her. >> if there is a sequel, are you up for it? >> oh, that's a lot more money. >> only if you guys are in it with me. >> all right. thank you. >> we just proved ourselves.
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>> all righty, thanks. >> you did way better than i did. >> "blood lake" sunday night on animal planet. >> a new story by best-selling author emily griffin might have you re-evaluating your own life. >> a page turner. the one and only. and it's time for walmart's summer of savings event. with thousands of items on clearance and rollback, walmart has everything you need to start this season right. summer's short, so make it count with walmart's summer of savings event going on right now. yo,move fast fruit flavor,fe, watermelon, blue razz green apple. your taste buds dancing. it's the jolly rancher, we make it happen. untamed fruit flavor. jolly rancher. [ male announcer ] if you can clear a table [ sneezes ] without lifting a finger,
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what happens when the person you want to spend your life with is the one person you shouldn't love? >> that's the question a woman in a small college town in texas struggled with in emily griffin's new sizzling summer read called "the one & only." >> congratulations. >> great to be here. >> when your books come out, i know this, because i used to go to the bookstore and ask, is there another emily given book out yet. how often do you put books out? >> every other year. thank you for matching my -- the
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color scheme. >> yes, indeed. >> she first turned me on to you, this new writer, she's fantastic. >> thank you. >> this book is interesting. it is about forbidden love, someone you should not love, but this person -- >> why is that? >> well, in "the one & only," i wanted to explore this idea of unconventional love. we expect our lives and relationships to be a certain way and look a certain way. it is not always like that. what you want isn't always the perfect thing on paper. >> college obsessed, sports obsessed town, and i think we can start off because it starts off in that way. there is the coach and the coach is very hunkie. and, you know -- >> you liked him, didn't you? i tweeted you. >> i did. you can understand why women would -- >> like channing tatumish? >> no. george clooneyish. >> oh. older. >> i don't think about that when i write, but i thought about --
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i pictured george -- i think about jrngeorge a lot anyway. >> you have issues. >> it worked. >> where did this idea come from? >> are you a big football fan in. >> i do. i love college sports, but i just thought it would be this great, rich, colorful backdrop to explore all the other relationship issues. with sports, you have beyond the game, you have this intense loyalty to a common goal that brings people from diverse backgrounds together. >> passionate fans. >> yes. so it is still a very relationship rich story. >> you do something when you write your books, you send bits and pieces out to people you trust and know. i read you deleted a chunk of your manuscript after slaving over it. >> fortunately -- well, i mean, it still worked, but i love what i do. i love writing about relationships. when you get lost in the story like i did with this one, and
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the turbulent friendship and all the turbulence and the relationships in this book, time can -- just a piece of it. i never do backup saves. i need to do that. yeah. >> some of your fans want to ask you a question. shannon asks, was there a moment that led you to quit your legal career and turn to focus on writing? >> there is an a-ha moment in the book. mine was when i walked in the doors of the law furthermore iry first assignment. i was done. >> you were done? >> it took me five dwroeyears t back my loans. that was the holdup. i don't like it here. get me out. >> how do you balance motherhood and your career at the same time? >> i think the same way that any working mother or even a stay at home mother does. you have to make choices and compromises. i'm here this week, so thrilling. i'm missing the last week of school at home and --
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>> how old is she? >> harriet has a big soccer tryout today, i'm not there for her, but -- >> you write from home. >> right. you have to make those -- trade-offs with everything. >> we wish you good luck. i have a weird feeling you'll have another best-seller because that's how you do it. >> a good omen. >> i love the other books are in development now as films. so congratulations. >> thank you. >> emily, thank you so much. >> there is a way to give your home that beach house look. this is "today" on nbc.
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not everybody is lucky enough to live at the beach. that doesn't mean you can't make it feel like the ocean right at your door. >> here with some simple and low budget do it yourself projects to get the easy breezy beachy feel at home is amy goodman, contributing editor at "coastal living" magazine, which i love. i love that magazine. >> so peaceful. >> you can do that and make your
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whole house feel like the beach. >> that's the idea. the first of our do it yourself ideas is things you can do any home to transform and give you that great beachy feel. >> okay. >> so we're going to start off with this great coat rack. when you first enter a home, it sets a mood. we took the orar, sanded it and primed it. you can paint it in a green or sea blue. we found fabulous little drawer pulls, you can use hooks you find at your local hardware store. the trick here is just to make the drill hole a little bit smaller than the actual screw and then you can manually put these right in. d rings in the back to hang it up and instant impression. we're always wondering what do we do with all the shells we have collected from all our travels, from the beach. here we have beautiful decorative mirer. first tip, if you get these shells yourself, sometimes they have a slightly oceany fragrance. treat it in one part bleach with one part water, soak it and this
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will eliminate any residual odor from that. we put some baby oil on it to pretreat it. and then you're ready to go out and work with a hot glue gun, putting down the big shells first and then the medium and small to fill in the gaps. >> okay. this is cute. >> that is cute. >> you take a standard lamp you have at home and give it a nautical twist that is very unique and fabulous. start from the top of the lamp, you put the hot glue gun all the way around and then just put the first ring around. you work your way down and, like, about two inches of sections of hot glue. we'll show you, you don't have to glue the entire thing, a little section of glue here and about -- like two inches or so, when it decides to come out and you can secure your rope. >> i can never do it, sorry. >> there you go. secure your rope as you go. when you get to the bottom, you can flip this upside down and put it between your legs to get it more secure. at the end, when you cut it, do a dollop of the glue gun so it
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doesn't fray. >> okay. >> we love embracing the coastal lifestyle every day. this is a beautiful decor piece for any area of your home, even a centerpiece. take your glass containers. we use ed ginger jars, use any one you have at home. fill it with about a third with sand. the tip is to mack a funnel with a sandwich bag and sand. clip off the tip here and it makes a nice funnel so the sand doesn't fly all over the place. and then fill it with your beach glass and/or shells to make it a beautiful display. >> how do we get this wall in our house behind us? i want that. >> and then here we have a very do it yourself. we'll have you dive in. this is a shell pattern beautiful pillow. get a pillow, take the pill you out, put a hard board insert inside so the paint doesn't go through and with your paintbrushes put on a color of your choice, these are fabric paints. and just put that all over your fan shaped shell. do you want a nice wide shell
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with deep grooves that will mack a nice sense lestencil impressi. you can roll it on to the pillow because if you just press it down simply, you only get a few lines. for anybody at home, do practice on a paper or remnant cloth before you get started. >> this way? >> you can roll it on for that beautiful shell look. it is a great start. >> you need more than i was putting there. >> with did them in rows, by color. >> thank you, amy. >> tomorrow, actress charlize theron is with us. >> and amy brenneman sits down with us. and a performance by dirkz
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well, good morning, everyone. thank you for joining us on this monday morning. >> we begin with details on the arrest of a bay area mother accused of attacking her daughter's bull write. she was not allowed at school this morning. christie smith is live in santa rosa, where parents must be shocked by this arrest. >> reporter: parents say they certainly understand the issue of trying to want to protect their child, especially from bullies, but they can't understand putting their hands on someone else's child. they were here handing out this letter basically telling parents a little bit about what had happened here over the weekend, or actual o

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